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An American Girl Adventure (2005)

Felicity: An American Girl Adventure (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Family | TV Movie 29 November 2005
When Felicity meets Penny, a beautiful copper - colored mare, she knows with all her heart that she must free Penny from her cruel owner. Felicity desperately wishes for that same sureness ... See full summary »

Director:

Nadia Tass

Writers:

Anna Sandor (teleplay), Valerie Tripp ("Felicity" stories from "The American Girl Collection")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shailene Woodley ... Felicity Merriman
Kevin Zegers ... Ben Davidson
David Gardner David Gardner ... Grandfather
John Schneider ... Mr. Edward Merriman
Marcia Gay Harden ... Mrs. Martha Merriman
Bruce Beaton ... Mr. Cole
Peter Cockett Peter Cockett
Harry Crane Harry Crane
Jean Daigle Jean Daigle
Craig Eldridge Craig Eldridge
Robinne Fanfair ... Rose
Rothaford Gray ... Marcus
Lynne Griffin ... Lady Templeton
Katie Henney ... Elizabeth Cole
Juliet Holland-Rose Juliet Holland-Rose ... Annabelle Cole
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Storyline

When Felicity meets Penny, a beautiful copper - colored mare, she knows with all her heart that she must free Penny from her cruel owner. Felicity desperately wishes for that same sureness of heart about the rumors of revolution swirling through Williamsburg. Felicity's father believes that the colonies should be free from England's rule, but her beloved grandfather and her best friend Elizabeth both support the king. With fiercely conflicting loyalties dividing the colonists, something as simple as a cup of tea could divide Felicity from her best friend forever. As Christmas draws near, Felicity struggles to hold her family and friends close, and to find ways for love and friendship to rise above the growing conflicts.

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Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

An American Girl Adventure See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,800,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Shailene Woodley was 14 when she did the movie. See more »

Goofs

Christmas Carolers (if there were any in 1775) would not have been singing "Deck the Halls" in 1775. The English language version of that carol ("Nos Galen" a New Year's song from Wales) did not appear until the 1880s. See more »

Quotes

[after learning that her horse, Penny, is pregnant]
Felicity Merriman: I'm going to have a foal!
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Connections

Followed by An American Girl on the Home Front (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

O Come All Ye Faithful
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Frederick Oakeley and music by John Reading
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User Reviews

 
As a Long-Time Lover of the Books, I Must Recommend This Movie!

I was very impressed with this movie. Actually, I was a little surprised (now I feel ashamed to admit that!) that the American Girls movies are such quality films! So many books that are turned into movies made for TV and such are not very good (and not true to the books at all), for example, the Dear America series.

However, I personally was an avid American Girls fan when I was younger, and Felicity was my first doll and the first series I finished. I appreciated how much American Girls taught me about historical times from the eyes of young girls... perhaps they are not always completely historically accurate in the nitty-gritty details (as one user commented on the black lace on her dress and how Felicity has a non-family, apprentice as an escort), but I think the main ideas are present. She is an inspiring character, and always has been to me. I hope girls will appreciate this work of art as much as I did! However... as a warning to anyone who is a dedicated reader like I was... the movie's plot does not follow the books chronologically. All the important events are included in the movie, and nothing new is added, but things are diced up and mixed around. It confused me a little, but I understand it was for movie continuity. Anyone who has not read the book will not think twice about the sequence, and I'm sure even those who have will be able to forgive the writers!


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