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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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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 ... 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

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English

Release Date:

15 February 2016 (Canada) See more »

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Milton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Ella Ballentine (Anne) played a small role in the TV series Reign. Megan Follows, who had previously played Anne in 1985's Anne of Green Gables, is a main character in Reign. See more »

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At the Christmas concert there are three candles on the stove, as it was Christmas the stove would be very hot and the candles would melt. 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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Just Too Saccharine
25 November 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This movie is so syrupy. After having seen other renditions, including the new series on Netflix, "Anne, With an E," this one is put to shame. First of all, as a teacher, I used these books many times. They are extremely well written and have a real edge to them. Marilla's slow acceptance of Anne is totally lost here. She is a harsh, practical woman and Anne really gets on her nerves. I'm a big fan of Martin Sheen going back forty some years. But his portrayal of Matthew is a total miscast. His cutesy, confident character is the opposite of the Matthew I know. First of all, Matthew is generally frightened of his sister and doesn't dare to confront her. The problem is that she gives up right away and lets Matthew have much more freedom than the real story portrays. Anne's previous experiences are so harsh and are hardly exposed in this new telling. When Marilla starts to accept the sad little girl, it is when she sees the pain of loneliness brutality she has experienced. This makes her turnaround an act of triumph. Ann is also less interesting. She so quickly catches on with the other children, we lose the harshness and unfairness of them. There is only one girl who is really unlikable and she quickly becomes at least tolerant of Anne. Mostly, I just found this so quick and formulaic and lacking in depth with easy plot transitions.


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