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|Felicity - An American Girl Adventure|
Actors: Shailene Woodley, Kevin Zegers, David Gardner, John Schneider, Marcia Gay Harden
Director: Nadia Tass
Genres: Drama, Kids & Family, Television
The doll you love comes home on DVD in a full-length, live-action movie. Felicity: An American Girl Adventure has all the joy, excitement and you-are-there history of the best-selling books about Felicity Merriman, a spiri... more »
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Chuck or Frances M. from WHEELING, WV
Reviewed on 8/29/2011...
All the American Girl moview are great and this is no exception. Perfect for the pre-teen and any fan of this series.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Marleen M. from WHEELING, WV
Reviewed on 8/27/2011...
This is great movie for any little girl who is an American Girl fan. It is historical and a lot of fun.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Christy P. from AMHERST, TX
Reviewed on 8/8/2009...
Not only will your children love it, but you'll want to watch it with them.
A Movie for the Whole Family to Enjoy
K. A. Alphs | USA | 12/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My daughter and I loved the American Girl movie " Samantha: An American Girl Holiday" and eagerly looked forward to "Felicity: An American Girl Adventure". The movie centers around 10 year old Felicity in 1775 Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. Felicity is a tomboy, would rather spend time with the horses, however her mother wishes her to become a "gentlewoman" (wife, mother, housekeeper). Upon taking her "gentlewoman lessons" she meets Annabelle and Elizabeth Cole. The Coles are loyalists from England living in the colonies. Elizabeth and Felicity become friends however their friendship is tested when Elizabeths father is sent to prison for showing loyalty to the king. The other part of the story is that Felicity befriends an abused horse owned by Jiggy Nye. Felicity ends up befriending the horse, training the horse, unintentionally stealing her, only to have her grandfather purchase the horse for her in the end. Felicity starts out as a self centered 10 year old but she learns to put others first, she rescues her father's apprentice Ben from the bounty hunters, she visits Jiggy Nye in prison to give him food and a blanket and lastly she takes care of her family while her mother is ill. By the end of the movie Felicity has changed from a child to a "gentlewoman" as her mother calls her. This movie will appeal to girls as well as boys while introducing American history to them. This is a movie for you to watch with your family again and again."
A Well Done Period Movie for the family
K. Giorlando | Eastpointe, Michigan United States | 09/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's a rarity these days when an historical film is made that is directed mainly to children. It's even more rare when such a film is done well. "Felicity - An American Girl Adventure" is one of those extremely rare movies that shows, fairly accurately, life in the colonial era of our country's history. It also includes some of the discourse between family members concerning the outset of what would become the American Revolution, which, for whom this movie is geared towards, was really taking a gamble. But, I feel it paid off. This alone is reason to award this film five stars, as school children in today's day and age do not always get both sides of the story. Even I, who went to school in the 60's and 70's, was taught that the people who lived in the colonies - virtually ALL of the people - were against the King of England. It wasn't until I took it upon myself many years later to study that era that I found out that many, many folks were loyalists and took arms against family members and neighbors. "Felicity," for the first time that I can see in a movie geared toward children, shows that other side of our history.
As a Civil War re-enactor, I tend to look for farbiness (inaccuracies) in all period movies (not just Civil War era flicks) and I must say there was very little that I could see in "Felicity." Oh, a few minor things in this movie are inaccurate - "Hello" was not a greeting at that time as we know it to be today, and Christmas was slightly over-done for the colonial period - but, all in all, the over-all viewing seemed to be a window into the past.
One must also remember that this is a movie for the younger set and may not get into the extreme details - or may gloss over - certain facts. And, for story's sake, it might embellish on some truths such as little girls disobeying their parents without retribution (although I'm sure most of today's youngsters will not follow Felicity's lead in this).
But, that's okay. I feel films like this (as well as the Felicity books) may just entice kids to learn more about Felicity's time period on their own, and that would be a good thing, don't you think?
A fabulous film!
K. Minarik | Rockford,IL,USA | 11/30/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I watched the film with my 8-yr-old daughter and 10-year-old son, and we really enjoyed it. The movie spent just enough time talking about Loyalists and Patriots that it really opened the doors for the kids to ask questions about Democrats and Republicans, and how families can be torn apart by their beliefs. The moviw was well-acted and beautifully filmed.
I liked it, and I'm a 50-year old Dad!"