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An American Girl Adventure (2005)

Felicity: An American Girl Adventure (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Family | TV Movie 29 November 2005
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 ...
Grandfather
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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
Juliet Holland-Rose ...
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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Drama | Family

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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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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Felicity is in bed after her father announces he has decided to stop selling tea in his store, she says "I've never seen Grandfather so upset" yet her lips clearly say something else. See more »

Quotes

[Felicity rides on Penny the horse, who flawlessly jumps over the fence to escape from a certain fate; Penny stands as if uncertain]
Felicity Merriman: [crying tears of joy] C'mon! Go! Why are you standing there? Just Go! Go, you're free!
[a peaceful moment and then Penny brakes into a gallop into the woods]
Felicity Merriman: [as Penny gallops away] Good-bye! Good-bye, my beautiful Penny!
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Follows An American Girl Holiday (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Yellow Stockings
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Traditional
[dancing the Virginia Reel]
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As a Long-Time Lover of the Books, I Must Recommend This Movie!
9 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was very impressed with this movie. Actually, I was a little surprised (now I feel ashamed to admit that!) that the American Girls movies are such quality films! So many books that are turned into movies made for TV and such are not very good (and not true to the books at all), for example, the Dear America series.

However, I personally was an avid American Girls fan when I was younger, and Felicity was my first doll and the first series I finished. I appreciated how much American Girls taught me about historical times from the eyes of young girls... perhaps they are not always completely historically accurate in the nitty-gritty details (as one user commented on the black lace on her dress and how Felicity has a non-family, apprentice as an escort), but I think the main ideas are present. She is an inspiring character, and always has been to me. I hope girls will appreciate this work of art as much as I did! However... as a warning to anyone who is a dedicated reader like I was... the movie's plot does not follow the books chronologically. All the important events are included in the movie, and nothing new is added, but things are diced up and mixed around. It confused me a little, but I understand it was for movie continuity. Anyone who has not read the book will not think twice about the sequence, and I'm sure even those who have will be able to forgive the writers!


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