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An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009)

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

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Chrissa Maxwell
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Meg Maxwell
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Paul Maxwell
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Nana Louise Hanlon
Austin Thomas ...
Tyler Maxwell
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Tara James
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Sonali Matthews
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Gwen Thompson
Shelby Harmon ...
Jayden Johnson
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Mr. Beck
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Mrs. Ziminsky
Christian Pikes ...
Joel
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Mrs. Rundell
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Janine Thompson
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Alexandra
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10-year-old Chrissa Maxwell move to Minnesota with her family in the middle of a school-year and she's struggling to fit in at her new school. The first day at school she meets three bullying girls called "The Mean Bees". They immediately start to harass and bully Chrissa and soon her life turns into a cruel nightmare. The three bullies make life hard for her, and when the worst bully becomes Chrissa's swim rival, it's time to do something. What can Chrissa do to stop the three bullies? Written by HardHouseClubber

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In the story, Chrissa Maxwell was a fourth-grader. Sammi Hanratty, who plays Chrissa, was in seventh grade at the time of filming. See more »

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In swim club, when Chrissa told Tara to leave Tyler alone, she was on the diving board ladder. When Tara said no and turned back to Tyler and when the camera went back to Chrissa, she is off the ladder. See more »

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Follows An American Girl Holiday (2004) See more »

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Written by Jay Weigel
Performed by Jay Weigel
Published by Music of Melpomene (BMI)
Master Recording Courtesy of Carondelet Music Group
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8 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was very disappointing, It's called Chrissa Stands Strong but she hardly does any of that. Most of the movie is about a girl named Tara who bullies another girl (Chrissa) and she never stands up for herself or the other girls who get bullied. It also seems like the school is not very helpful at stopping bullying either as some of the bullying takes place near teachers. This movie seemed like a tutorial on how to bully someone, honestly they should have focused more on Chrissa standing up to herself and putting an end to the bullying. Having a girl run around and insult people for an hour and a half is not a good plot for a movie that's supposed to prevent bullying. Don't make the mistake I made, don't waste your time with this movie. It's not worth it.


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