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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

At the Ball, Felicity and Elizabeth dance to Mozart's Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, which was composed in 1787, but the story takes place in 1775. 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 Lea to the Rescue (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Deck the Halls
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Traditional tune, lyrics by Thomas Oliphant
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User Reviews

 
Felicity- great family film
29 November 2005 | by sunshinemandy26See all my reviews

This movie is great for little girls to watch, or for any girl who grew up with American Girl stories. It is a great story in a historical context which helps children understand how our country was born, as well as how girls lived at this time in history. SO family friendly- it has great morals and lessons for children to watch in a movie. Also helps girls to understand a little bit about the divisions that politics bring among people, and how we can love each other regardless of differing opinions. Could lead to some great discussions with your girls.

On the other side, the acting is occasionally predictably TV-movie cheesy...a few cringe-worthy sappy moments, and Felicity's intense love for a horse is uncomfortably obsessive. The best acting in the movie is from little Eulala Scheel, Marcia Gay Harden's (who also plays Mrs. Merriman) real-life daughter. She is adorable as Nan, Felicity's little sister. It is sweet to see such a great actress doing something so fun and memorable with her little girl. I would buy this on DVD for myself and to watch with my daughters in the future. Overall very enjoyable.


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