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An American Girl on the Home Front (2006)

Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Family, War | TV Movie 26 November 2006
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Molly is a girl living in the year 1944 and WWII has brought many changes to Molly's life. An English girl comes to live with Molly's family to escape the bombings. They slowly become good friends.

Director:

Joyce Chopra

Writers:

Anna Sandor (teleplay), Valerie Tripp ("Molly" stories from the "American Girl Collection")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maya Ritter ... Molly McIntire
David Aaron Baker ... Dr. James McIntire
Tory Green ... Emily Bennett
Sarah Manninen ... Charlotte Campbell
Genevieve Farrell ... Jill McIntire
Andrew Chalmers Andrew Chalmers ... Richard 'Ricky' McIntire
Molly Ringwald ... Mrs. Helen McIntire
Hannah Fleming Hannah Fleming ... Susan Shapiro
Samantha Somer Wilson Samantha Somer Wilson ... Linda Rinaldi
Josette Halpert ... Alison Hargate
Sarah Orenstein ... Gladys Gilford
Eliza Jane Scott Eliza Jane Scott ... Ms. Lavonda (as Eliza-Jane Scott)
Amy Stewart ... Aunt Eleanor
Mary Francis Moore Mary Francis Moore ... Ms. Littlefield
Elva Mai Hoover ... Ms. Shaw
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Storyline

Based on several of the "Molly; An American Girl" books, this story is set in 1943 in the fictional town of Jefferson, Illinois during World War II. Molly McIntire and her family are learning to cope with the changes the war has brought to their close-knit family. Molly misses her father who went overseas to care for the wounded soldiers. As they try to keep things running smoothly, Molly enters a dance contest at school. She and her friends are lively, outgoing and always bursting with ideas. Also during this time a young girl named Emily comes from London England to live with the family and Molly learns the importance of getting along and pulling together. Written by Anon

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Genres:

Drama | Family | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Molly: An American Girl Victory See more »

Filming Locations:

Unionville, Ontario, Canada

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Color
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Trivia

Brad, Molly's brother in the books isn't in the movie. See more »

Goofs

After a dance class, Alison asks Molly if Emily would come over for some tea. When Alison taps Molly's shoulder, she uses her left hand. When the view switches to Molly, she's using her right hand. See more »

Connections

Followed by An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong (2009) See more »

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Puttin' on the Ritz
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Written by Irving Berlin
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Molly is set in Illinois during World War II. Through the young heroine's eyes, it tells the story of a changing world - Molly's, and the one around her.
2 January 2007 | by revu11See all my reviews

Molly was the hit of our Christmas week viewing. We had a mixed household - two girls, ages 8 and 10; their dad; me (50+); and great grandma. I'm giving the movie its excellent rating not simply because it's so highly enjoyable (and thought-provoking), but also because it held the interest of viewers with an age range spanning eight decades. How often can you say that? I didn't know what to expect (the two young viewers are American Girl fans) but found myself drawn to the story, and moved by it. The screenwriter and director have done a wonderful job of capturing both time (World War II) and place (middle America). There is a lovely mix of poignant moments and lighter scenes. Molly Ringwald surprised me with the depth of her portrayal, and the young actors are a pleasure to watch. The movie is never preachy, nor is it sugar-coated. I won't give away the final scene, but will say that during it our audience's two youngsters and their dad gave each other a spontaneous hug.


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