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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
In Colonial America, shortly before the American Revolution, a young girl tries to rescue a horse from an abusive owner.

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 ... 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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Drama | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

[Felicity rides on Penny the horse, who flawlessly jumps over the fence to escape from a certain fate; Penny stands as if uncertain]
Felicity Merriman: [crying tears of joy] C'mon! Go! Why are you standing there? Just Go! Go, you're free!
[a peaceful moment and then Penny brakes into a gallop into the woods]
Felicity Merriman: [as Penny gallops away] Good-bye! Good-bye, my beautiful Penny!
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Connections

Followed by Grace Stirs Up Success (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

O Come All Ye Faithful
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Frederick Oakeley and music by John Reading
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Felicity- great family film
29 November 2005 | by sunshinemandy26See all my reviews

This movie is great for little girls to watch, or for any girl who grew up with American Girl stories. It is a great story in a historical context which helps children understand how our country was born, as well as how girls lived at this time in history. SO family friendly- it has great morals and lessons for children to watch in a movie. Also helps girls to understand a little bit about the divisions that politics bring among people, and how we can love each other regardless of differing opinions. Could lead to some great discussions with your girls.

On the other side, the acting is occasionally predictably TV-movie cheesy...a few cringe-worthy sappy moments, and Felicity's intense love for a horse is uncomfortably obsessive. The best acting in the movie is from little Eulala Scheel, Marcia Gay Harden's (who also plays Mrs. Merriman) real-life daughter. She is adorable as Nan, Felicity's little sister. It is sweet to see such a great actress doing something so fun and memorable with her little girl. I would buy this on DVD for myself and to watch with my daughters in the future. Overall very enjoyable.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

29 November 2005 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$6,800,000 (estimated)
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