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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 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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English

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15 February 2016 (Canada) See more »

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Milton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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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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Anne's freckles go from blatantly obvious to barely there to nonexistent and then back to blatantly obvious again. See more »

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Marilla Cuthbert: Handsome is as handsome does.
Anne Shirley: Well, handsome does is much easier if handsome is.
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darker flashbacks and condensed story
1 June 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Siblings Marilla (Sara Botsford) and Matthew Cuthbert (Martin Sheen) are looking to adopt a boy to help out on their PEI farm. They are shocked to be given the talkative, precocious orphan Anne Shirley (Ella Ballentine). Marilla tries to send her back. Anne is haunted by abuses at the orphanage and unstable homes. She befriends Diana Barry and Josie Pye is the mean girl. Anne gets into a fight with Gilbert Blythe.

Megan Follows can't be replaced but this one does go a little darker. Anne starts off like a victim. The black and white flashbacks add to that sad and darker start. The well-worn story gets a condensed treatment. It ends when Marilla stops Anne from leaving. The rest is left on the budget cutting floor. Ballentine does a good job. She isn't quite as comical as Follows. This Anne has more feisty anger and bitter sadness.


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