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An American Girl Adventure (2005)

Felicity: An American Girl Adventure (original title)
When Felicity meets Penny, a beautiful copper - colored mare, she knows with all her heart that she must free Penny from her cruel owner. Felicity desperately wishes for that same sureness ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Ben Davidson
David Gardner ...
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Mr. Edward Merriman
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Mrs. Martha Merriman
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Mr. Cole
Peter Cockett
Harry Crane
Jean Daigle
Craig Eldridge
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Rose
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Marcus
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Lady Templeton
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Elizabeth Cole
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Annabelle Cole
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When Felicity meets Penny, a beautiful copper - colored mare, she knows with all her heart that she must free Penny from her cruel owner. Felicity desperately wishes for that same sureness of heart about the rumors of revolution swirling through Williamsburg. Felicity's father believes that the colonies should be free from England's rule, but her beloved grandfather and her best friend Elizabeth both support the king. With fiercely conflicting loyalties dividing the colonists, something as simple as a cup of tea could divide Felicity from her best friend forever. As Christmas draws near, Felicity struggles to hold her family and friends close, and to find ways for love and friendship to rise above the growing conflicts.

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29 November 2005 (USA)  »

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An American Girl Adventure  »

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$6,800,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Shailene Woodley was 14 when she did the movie. See more »

Goofs

Shailene Woodley clearly has pierced ears in the scene where she yells at Ben for running away. Not many people, especially children, had pierced ears in 1775, when this film takes place. See more »

Quotes

Jiggy Nye: [to Felicity; after she distracted him from causing further harm to Penny] Git away with ye! Ye spooked my horse!
Felicity Merriman: [furiously] You spooked the horse YOURSELF!
Jiggy Nye: [to Ben] Well, wha' do ye want?
Ben Davidson: [holding out a bit and bridle] I have your bit and bridle, sir.
Jiggy Nye: Give it to me!
[Ben takes the bit and bridle out of Jiggy Nye's reach]
Ben Davidson: [gravely] I'm waiting for payment sir.
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Connections

Followed by McKenna Shoots for the Stars (2012) See more »

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Yellow Stockings
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Traditional
[dancing the Virginia Reel]
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An enjoyable adventure!
1 December 2005 | by (Dallas, Tx) – See all my reviews

This second American Girl movie is every bit as charming as last year's Samantha: An American Girl Holiday. If you are interested in sitting down with your family and watching a handsomely made movie without having to worry about when the next bad word and inappropriate joke is going to come up (two things that plague much of the modern family fare), then this movie is just for you.

We are taken back to 1775 Virginia, when the Revolutionary War is on the brink, and tension between Patriots and Loyalists is mounting. As it is with all the American Girl stories, these historic events are seen through the eyes of a young girl, Felicity, who is tired of having to be proper and longs to be independent. She falls in love with a wild horse owned by a cruel farmer, befriends Loyalist Elizabeth Cole, and most importantly, learns what it means to have courage in a changing world.

As with Samantha, much of the movie is taken straight from the original American Girl stories, which is sure to delight young fans of Felicity and the American Girl Collection. But the stunning scenery, and lavish, authentic costumes, not to mention all the historical references, make it thoroughly entertaining for the grown-ups in the audience, as well.

The young stars of this movie are so good, they almost upstage the adults, although everybody does a nice job of combining sweetness with believability. Shailene Woodley does a fantastic job as Felicity, and Katie Henney gives Elizabeth Cole a nice British accent (Miss Henney is our tour guide through the American Girl Place on the Samantha DVD Special Features). And has anyone ever heard of Geza Kovacs? He makes quite a scene in the relatively minor role of the cruel Jiggy Nye.

Great family fun, and a truly enjoyable adventure!


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