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Grace Stirs Up Success (2015)

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Grace is excited for the summer so she can start a business with her friends, but things take an unexpected turn when her mom announces a trip to Paris. There, Grace must learn to get along... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Virginia Madsen ... Mrs. Thomas
Caitlin Carmichael ... Maddy
Lili Bordán ... Aunt Sophie
Karen Strassman ... Various Voices (voice)
Olivia Rodrigo ... Grace Thomas
Hélène Cardona ... Various Voices (voice)
Eloise Webb ... Sylvie
Notlim Taylor ... Ella
Joe Bastianich ... Himself
Rafael Edholm ... Mr. Thomas
Philip Waley ... Judge 2
Karen Gagnon ... Street Vendor
Luke Stratte-McClure ... Various Voices (voice)
Benjamin Lavoie ... Red Boy
Roxane Bret ... Colette
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Grace is excited for the summer so she can start a business with her friends, but things take an unexpected turn when her mom announces a trip to Paris. There, Grace must learn to get along with her French cousin, Sylvie, and she finds unexpected inspiration for her business. Then, Grace finds out her grandparents bakery, that inspired her to start a business, is closing. Can she and her friends find a way to save it?

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Although they play mother and daughter, Virginia Madsen and Krisztina Peremartoni are only five years apart. See more »

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Follows Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight (2014) See more »

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A Fun and Sweet Mixture of American Girl
5 July 2015 | by mkramer-693-816493See all my reviews

American Girl's latest movie outing (and the fourth to be directed by Vince Marcello) surprisingly takes us away from America and into the iconic streets of Paris as budding baker Grace (Olivia Rodrigo) helps her French family, and of course, learns more about herself in the process.

Though some American Girl fans have lamented the change in direction of recent AG movies (which favor more sparkles, colors, giggles, and modern settings over the historical settings of Samantha, Felicity, etc.), Grace Stirs Up Success is still just as sweet and heartwarming as anything to come from American Girl. The values are very strong, with this film in particular focusing on using your talents for the benefit of others (unlike Disney Channel fare, which usually has an unpleasant "it's all about me" taste).

Olivia Rodrigo is terrific as the ever-vivacious, ever-organized, and occasionally klutzy Grace, and her relationship with her snooty French cousin is both touching. . .and funny. There is definitely more outright humor in this film than any previous AG movie, with some pratfalls, whipped cream, and clumsy antics on hand; again, perhaps a departure from American Girl's more serious historical pieces, but still just as fun and just as sweet-spirited. Music and songs also play a very prominent role, as they did in both Isabelle and Saige.

As usual with Vince Marcello's AG movies, the visuals are extremely colorful, looking like a world of dolls and doll houses, as if we are seeing the world that a girl might be imagining as she is playing with her American Girl doll. These films are first-rate family films, with excellent values that are seldom taught in modern children's entertainment. Thanks, American Girl!


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