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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.

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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

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26 November 2006 (USA)  »

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After a dance class, Alison asks Molly if Emily would come over for some tea. When Alison taps Molly's shoulder, she uses her left hand. When the view switches to Molly, she's using her right hand. See more »

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Followed by An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009) See more »

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Deck the Halls
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Traditional Welsh carol
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Pretty good movie (but mostly for the kids)
27 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was pretty good overall. The story was poignant, the messages on friendship and doing your best were really good, and the acting was...well...it wasn't awful. Some of Mrs. McIntyre's lines sounded really forced and often the message was on the heavy-handed side, but the charm of the movie outweighs all these flaws. Molly was a pretty good character, but Emily stole all the scenes they were in. Emily and Mr. McIntyre were the best two characters, but the other ones were pretty cute too.

Molly and the other characters learned about adversity and how to overcome it and this is a good message for everyone to learn. The production values were awesome too--they really captured the essence of the era. And the movie clips really helped put what was going on in the world in perspective. This movie is good for the whole family but the adults will have to forgive some of the dialogue for its obviousness.


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