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An American Girl Holiday (2004)

Samantha: An American Girl Holiday (original title)
Set in 1904, "American Girls" revolves around Samantha as she moves in with her grandmother and learns how to become a proper Victorian young lady.

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Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's world starts to change the day Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and her two little sisters have moved in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from completely different backgrounds, Samantha and Nellie become fast friends. The girls turn to each other in happiness and sorrow, adventure and danger, and grow to be as close as even two sisters could be. But nothing could prepare them for the life-altering surprises that lie ahead! Written by American Girl Website

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Hannah Endicott-Douglas plays Nellie's younger sister Bridget, although she is actually 6 months older than Kelsey Lewis who plays Nellie. See more »

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Even though Samantha is said to grown up in the "Victorian" world technically she grew up in the "Edwardian" world, since the movie is dated in 1904, three years after Queen Victoria's reign. See more »

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[Eddie has found Samantha and Nellie in the boathouse on the Edwards-Parkington estate; much to the ire of Nellie's employer, Mrs. Ryland]
Mrs. Ryland: [furious; to Nellie] *What* were you *doing*, you senseless girl? You would have the WHOLE neighborhood looking for you!
[quietly; still furious]
Mrs. Ryland: THIS is clearly unacceptable. The servants of this household will not allowed to wander away from the estate grounds, or "spend time" with the neighbor's children.
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Abide with Me
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Music by William H. Monk
Lyrics by Henry F. Lyte
[Hymn during church]
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One of those warm, sweet Victorian stories.
30 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Nellie is one of the children of the hired help. Samantha is a lonely little, rich girl. They befriend each other and are a comfort to one another.

Historically interesting as well. Brings out the way life was for children regarding child-labor in factories. They were more like slaves than employees.

This film really drew me in, mainly because I love films regarding the Victorian time period. But the movie is mainly about the relationship that Samantha has with her grandmother and uncle and Nellie. Everything appears to take a turn for the worse when her uncle introduces his fiancé. Samantha fears that she will now be more alone than ever, but the kindness of her uncle's new wife wins her heart.

Everything in this movie turned out the way that I would have wanted it to. Love conquered all.


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