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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 overview, first billed only:
... Felicity Merriman
... Ben Davidson
David Gardner ... Grandfather
... Mr. Edward Merriman
... Mrs. Martha Merriman
... Mr. Cole
Peter Cockett
Harry Crane
Jean Daigle
Craig Eldridge
... Rose
... Marcus
... Lady Templeton
... 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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An American Girl Adventure  »

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$6,800,000 (estimated)
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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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Followed by An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009) See more »

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Yellow Stockings
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Traditional
[dancing the Virginia Reel]
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Fine Script Really HIts the Mark
7 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

"Felicity: An American Girl Adventure" is wonderful filmmaking, sure to capture the attention of anyone who appreciates historical drama with a human touch. This one is set in Williamsburg, Virginia, during the American Revolution, and the title character displays a tenacious heroism in her quest to do what is right, despite the threat of imminent danger. Felicity Merriman is beautifully played by Shailene Woodley. She is just perfect for the role, with an energetic screen presence, illuminated by a sweet smile that will steal your heart. Felicity's love for an abused horse teaches her, indirectly, how kindness to others can have a "ripple effect" for goodness and justice, no matter that the colonial world has erupted into rebellion. The direction is fluent but not overdone, cinematography is attractive, and acting is uniformly strong throughout the cast. In the interest of full disclosure, I should add that some of the period dialogue does not exactly roll off the lips in convincing fashion, and the special effect of snowfall looks awfully phony, but otherwise I bought this delightful production with no problem at all. You will be happy with this splendid film, which is funny, VERY touching at times, and ultimately inspirational.


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