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Anne of Green Gables (2016)

A retelling of L.M. Montgomery's story of Anne Shirley, an orphan who is accidentally sent to a couple looking to adopt a boy instead

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John Kent Harrison

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Susan Coyne, Dan Dillabough (story coordinator) (as Daniel Dillabough) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ella Ballentine ... Anne Shirley
Martin Sheen ... Matthew Cuthbert
Sara Botsford ... Marilla Cuthbert
Julia Lalonde ... Diana Barry
Kate Hennig Kate Hennig ... Rachel Lynde
Stefani Kimber ... Josie Pye
Linda Kash ... Mrs. Barry
Drew Haytaoglu Drew Haytaoglu ... Gilbert Blythe
Kyle Gatehouse ... Mr. Phillips
Tannis Burnett ... Muriel
Richard Binsley Richard Binsley ... Stationmaster
Sophia Roberts Sophia Roberts ... Lily
Jaime Feggi Jaime Feggi ... Minnie May
Sean McCann Sean McCann ... Dr. Spencer
Alanis Peart ... Mary Jo
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A retelling of L.M. Montgomery's story of Anne Shirley, an orphan who is accidentally sent to a couple looking to adopt a boy instead

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Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 2016 (Canada) See more »

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Anne of Green Gables See more »

Filming Locations:

Milton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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As Marilla is coming upstairs Anne is lying on the bed with her hair loose, when Marilla finds the missing broach and calls Anne she comes out with her hair in braids. See more »

Quotes

Marilla Cuthbert: Handsome is as handsome does.
Anne Shirley: Well, handsome does is much easier if handsome is.
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Version of Anne of Green Gables (1919) See more »

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A poor second best
24 November 2016 | by johnplotzSee all my reviews

This production has the misfortune of following the brilliant 1985 version. Marilla Cuthbert in 1985 was a solid, religious, grounded woman, who learns to love Anne. The present Marilla is merely cranky. The character of Matthew Cuthbert in 1985 was shy and deep. The present Matthew is a superficial fool. The 1985 Anne was passionate. The new Anne seems forced. The actress does not really inhabit the role -- but rushes through her lines and puts on laughter or tears as the script directs. In 1985, the characters interact and change each other. In this production, they seem to bounce off each other. They are not really present. I agree with other reviewers that the story was rushed.

Come to think of it, I don't believe the house had green gables -- or any gables at all. (Maybe I'm wrong about that.)

Maybe if the viewer has never seen this charming story before, the 2016 production would be good. Compared to the earlier version -- still easily available -- it is a great disappointment.


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