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An American Girl Adventure (2005)

Felicity: An American Girl Adventure (original title)
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

Writers:

Anna Sandor (teleplay), Valerie Tripp ("Felicity" stories from "The American Girl Collection")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shailene Woodley ... Felicity Merriman
Kevin Zegers ... Ben Davidson
David Gardner David Gardner ... Grandfather
John Schneider ... Mr. Edward Merriman
Marcia Gay Harden ... Mrs. Martha Merriman
Bruce Beaton ... Mr. Cole
Peter Cockett Peter Cockett
Harry Crane Harry Crane
Jean Daigle Jean Daigle
Craig Eldridge Craig Eldridge
Robinne Fanfair ... Rose
Rothaford Gray ... Marcus
Lynne Griffin ... Lady Templeton
Katie Henney ... Elizabeth Cole
Juliet Holland-Rose Juliet Holland-Rose ... Annabelle Cole
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

An American Girl Adventure See more »

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Budget:

$6,800,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

At the Ball, Felicity and Elizabeth dance to Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, which was composed in 1787, but the story takes place in 1775. See more »

Quotes

Jiggy Nye: [running after Penny the horse, shouting almost unintelligebly] Run, ya fathom nag!
[He slips and falls into a mud puddle]
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Connections

Followed by Lea to the Rescue (2016) See more »

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Fife tune as militia marches
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Excellent family movie
3 January 2007 | by maialeeSee all my reviews

We have all three of the "American Girl" movies currently available and this one is my favorite. The plot may sound a bit corny, but it's a captivating story and the cast is wonderful.

Felicity lives in a difficult era -- her father and grandfather, though they live in the same house, are on opposite sides of the issue of American independence. All the adults seem to have strong feelings one way or the other about the war and undertones of uncertainty are everywhere, making it confusing for Felicity and her friend Elizabeth.

Intertwined with this question of American freedom is Felicity's strong commitment to free an oppressed horse from its abusive owner. She is a bit disobedient at times, but you can't help admiring her determination to do what's right, especially given that she lived in a time when a girl's "education" was limited to lessons in dance and tea-service.

The historical value and the human themes make this a fascinating movie for the whole family.


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