American Girl Movies on DVD
Four-disc set includes "Samantha: An American Girl Holiday," "Felicity: An American Girl Adventure," "Molly: An American Girl On The Home Front," and "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl."
The first "American Girl" feature set in contemporary times finds young Chrissa (Sammi Hanratty) coping with all sorts of challenges when she transfers to a new school in the middle of the academic year. Not only have a nasty clique of "Mean Bees" kept Chrissa from making new friends--their catty leader turns out to be Chrissa's rival in a swimming competition! Annabeth Gish, Timothy Bottoms, Jennifer Tilly co-star. 90 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French.
Set in contemporary times, this charming feature in the "American Girl" series follows the uplifting odyssey of McKenna (Jade Pettyjohn), a plucky fourth-grade gymnast who aspires to compete in the Olympics. When she experiences problems reading, she is paired with a wheelchair-bound tutor (Kerris Dorsey) who teaches her about more than just literacy. With Nia Vardalos, Ian Ziering, and Cathy Rigby. 94 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish.
The 2013 American Girl of the Year gets her own movie! In this heartwarming family film, 9-year-old Saige (Sidney Fullmer) finds herself beset with troubles when she learns her school has canceled art class and her favorite friend starts paying more attention to a different girl. Can Saige's grandmother (Jane Seymour) offer the kind of wisdom that will help her realize her dreams? Alex Peters, Alana Gordillo co-star. 100 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish.
Felicity Merriman, a high-spirited 10-year-old living in Revolutionary War Virginia, is the title heroine of this latest installment of the "American Girl" film series. Dissatisfied with the life of a "good little girl" who stays indoors stitching, Felicity (Shailene Woodley) instead dreams of an outdoor life on horseback. She befriends a copper-colored mare she names Penny, and longs to rescue the horse from the cruel owner who mistreats her. John Schneider and Marcia Gay Harden also star. 83 min. Standard and Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; behind-the-scenes footage; featurettes; interviews; games. Two-disc set.
The story of popular American Girl doll Kit Kittredge is dramatized in this warm and compelling family drama set in Ohio during the onset of the Great Depression. As 11-year-old Kit (Abigail Breslin) practices at being a girl reporter, her parents (Chris O'Donnell, Julia Ormond) struggle with their finances and take in three boarders who are soon implicated in a heartbreaking theft. Stanley Tucci, Jane Krakowski, Wallace Shawn co-star. 86 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH); featurettes. Two-disc set.
This adventure based on the "American Girl" books and dolls tells the heartwarming and patriotic story of young Molly McIntire (Maya Ritter). In 1944, the McIntire family takes in a British girl who has fled England because of the devastating bombing campaigns of World War II. Molly's growing friendship with the girl helps heal her own heart, aching for the return of her father, who has gone overseas to help wounded soldiers. Molly Ringwald, Tory Green, and Andrew Chalmers also star. 83 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; featurette.
From the popular "American Girl" collection of dolls and books comes this delightful holiday adventure. Living with her rich grandmother in 1904 New York City, 9-year-old orphan Samantha befriends her poor Irish neighbor Nellie. Together, the girls learn about the true meaning of loyalty and family. Mia Farrow, Annasophia Robb, Kelsey Lewis star. AKA: "American Girls: Samantha." 86 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround stereo; Subtitles: English (SDH); featurettes.