7.1/10
675
14 user 2 critic

An American Girl on the Home Front (2006)

Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front (original title)
Molly is a girl living in the year 1944 and WWII has brought many changes to Molly's life. An English girl comes to live with Molly's family to escape the bombings. They slowly become good friends.

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), ("Molly" stories from the "American Girl Collection")
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

An American Girl Holiday (TV Movie 2004)
Family | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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.

Director: Nadia Tass
Stars: Mia Farrow, AnnaSophia Robb, Kenner Ames
An American Girl Adventure (TV Movie 2005)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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 »

Director: Nadia Tass
Stars: Shailene Woodley, Kevin Zegers, David Gardner
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Set in Cincinnati at the height of the Great Depression, Kit Kittredge, a resourceful young girl, helps her mother run a boardinghouse after her father loses his job.

Director: Patricia Rozema
Stars: Abigail Breslin, Stanley Tucci, Joan Cusack
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A fourth grader and her friends deal with bullying from a more popular girl in their class.

Director: Martha Coolidge
Stars: Sammi Hanratty, Annabeth Gish, Timothy Bottoms
Drama | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

American Girl McKenna comes to life in this modern-day adventure about a determined gymnast who must focus on her strengths to overcome challenges and find a way to believe in herself again.

Director: Vince Marcello
Stars: Jade Pettyjohn, Kerris Dorsey, Nia Vardalos
Saige Paints the Sky (TV Movie 2013)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Meet nine-year old Saige, a talented artist with a passion for horses, in this modern-day story about finding your voice! Saige is excited about the new school year, until she discovers ... See full summary »

Director: Vince Marcello
Stars: Sidney Fullmer, Alexandra Peters, Alana Gordillo
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Grace is excited for the summer so she can start a business with her friends, but things take an unexpected turn when her mom announces a trip to Paris. There, Grace must learn to get along... See full summary »

Director: Vince Marcello
Stars: Virginia Madsen, Olivia Rodrigo, Caitlin Carmichael
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Nine-year-old Isabelle is an inspired dancer with a flair for fashion design. She's thrilled to be studying ballet at a prestigious performing arts school, but her classmates are so ... See full summary »

Director: Vince Marcello
Stars: Erin Pitt, Melora Hardin, Grace Davidson
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Born for adventure, Lea Clark heads deep into the Brazilian rainforest, where her most exciting story awaits.

Director: Nadia Tass
Stars: Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Hallie Todd, Storm Reid
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A mischievous dog befriends a lonely young girl in a new town and helps her make new friends.

Director: Wayne Wang
Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels, Eva Marie Saint
Animation | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Two best friends, Liana and Alexa, embark on a journey to find the Diamond Castle! With the help of music, the girls overcome challenges that show friendship is the true treasure.

Director: Gino Nichele
Stars: Kelly Sheridan, Melissa Lyons, Cassidy Ladden
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

At a fun-filled riding academy in the Alps, Barbie and her sisters go on the vacation of a lifetime and Barbie finds the horse of her dreams.

Director: Kyran Kelly
Stars: Kelly Sheridan, Kazumi Evans, Claire Margaret Corlett
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Andrew Chalmers ...
...
Hannah Fleming ...
...
...
Sarah Orenstein ...
Gladys Gilford
Eliza Jane Scott ...
Ms. Lavonda (as Eliza-Jane Scott)
...
Aunt Eleanor
Mary Francis Moore ...
Ms. Littlefield
Elva Mai Hoover ...
Ms. Shaw
Edit

Storyline

Based on several of the "Molly; An American Girl" books, this story is set in 1943 in the fictional town of Jefferson, Illinois during World War II. Molly McIntire and her family are learning to cope with the changes the war has brought to their close-knit family. Molly misses her father who went overseas to care for the wounded soldiers. As they try to keep things running smoothly, Molly enters a dance contest at school. She and her friends are lively, outgoing and always bursting with ideas. Also during this time a young girl named Emily comes from London England to live with the family and Molly learns the importance of getting along and pulling together. Written by Anon

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Family | War

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

An American Girl on the Home Front  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The furniture in the family's living room is not 1940s furniture. It is from the 2000 decade but sort of in an Early American style, what you find in mobile homes. Looks totally out of place for a 1940s movie. Some of the street signs in the movie are modern signs, not from the 1940s. See more »

Connections

Followed by Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

The Star-Spangled Banner
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key
Music by John Stafford Smith
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Molly is set in Illinois during World War II. Through the young heroine's eyes, it tells the story of a changing world - Molly's, and the one around her.
2 January 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Molly was the hit of our Christmas week viewing. We had a mixed household - two girls, ages 8 and 10; their dad; me (50+); and great grandma. I'm giving the movie its excellent rating not simply because it's so highly enjoyable (and thought-provoking), but also because it held the interest of viewers with an age range spanning eight decades. How often can you say that? I didn't know what to expect (the two young viewers are American Girl fans) but found myself drawn to the story, and moved by it. The screenwriter and director have done a wonderful job of capturing both time (World War II) and place (middle America). There is a lovely mix of poignant moments and lighter scenes. Molly Ringwald surprised me with the depth of her portrayal, and the young actors are a pleasure to watch. The movie is never preachy, nor is it sugar-coated. I won't give away the final scene, but will say that during it our audience's two youngsters and their dad gave each other a spontaneous hug.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?