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The Greening of Whitney Brown (2011)

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Whitney, a spoiled pre-teen from Philadelphia, is forced to move to the country when her parents feel the squeeze of economic hard times. A fish out of water, far from her comfort zone, she... See full summary »

Writer:

Gail Gilchriest

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sammi Hanratty ... Whitney Brown
Brooke Shields ... Joan Brown
Aidan Quinn ... Henry Brown
Kris Kristofferson ... Dusty Brown
Charlotte Matthews Charlotte Matthews ... Lindsay
Keith David ... Clerk
Slade Pearce ... Ben
Anna Colwell ... Alicia
Natalia Dyer ... Lily
Lily Rashid ... Olivia
Kodie Lake Kodie Lake ... Zack
Cameron Gaskins Cameron Gaskins ... Josh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicky Buggs ... Home EC Teacher
Gerald Duckworth Gerald Duckworth ... Rich Man from Philly
Ime Etuk ... Cab Driver
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Storyline

Whitney, a spoiled pre-teen from Philadelphia, is forced to move to the country when her parents feel the squeeze of economic hard times. A fish out of water, far from her comfort zone, she befriends an amazing horse, and undertakes a misguided journey back to her old life, only to discover that her family is her home. Written by Charles Mason

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Life unfolds wherever you are.

Genres:

Adventure | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief mild language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2015 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Destination Home See more »

Filming Locations:

Bowersville, Georgia See more »

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Budget:

$9,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sammi Hanratty received an introducing credit, even though she appeared in nine other features prior to this. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film the horse, Bob, is shown in a head shot close-up and he is wearing a bridle. The next shot shows no bridle. See more »

Connections

Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.18 (2011) See more »

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We All Shine On
Written by Michael Lloyd, Greg O'Connor
Produced by Michael Lloyd, Greg O'Connor
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Fluffy But Fun Teeny Dramedy
20 January 2012 | by alan_holloway_2See all my reviews

I didn't really expect much of this film, but liked the trailer. I am an odd 40 plus man who enjoys fluffy teen movies and romcoms when I'm in the right mood, so this looked like it might be fun.

Ya know what? It IS fun. The title character could so easily have been a brat, and even at the beginning when she is little miss rich girl she comes across as likable, and I feel this is due to very good casting with a girl who is sweet but not at all sexual or threatening.

The basic storyline isn't exactly rocket science, and only differs from similar movies because it has a very lovely horse in it, not to mention the ever reliable Kris Kristofferson. The film is made through the top notch casting, the bubbliness of the lead actress and the delightful way it flows along without asking too much of the viewer or getting at all dull.

Watch the trailer, and if that makes you curious give it a go, because it's a good film that should suit the whole family.


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