|Based on the books about Samantha Parkington, the deluxe edition of Samantha: An American Girl Holiday stars AnnaSophia Robb (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bridge to Terabithia) in the title role as a nine-year-old orphan being raised by her wealthy and proper grandmother, Grandmary (portrayed by Golden Globe-winning actress Mia Farrow, Rosemary’s Baby) in 1904 New York. While she is well loved and cared for, Samantha is a little lonely living in Grandmary’s big house.Things are livelier whenever Uncle Gard (Jordan Bridges, Mona Lisa Smile) comes to visit, but Samantha feels that doesn’t happen often enough. Samantha’s world begins to change, however, when a young girl named Nellie comes to work at the house next door. She and Samantha become fast friends, in spite of the class differences between them. The movie explores the girls’ different worlds and the changes and challenges they face together—including Nellie’s dramatic escape from a New York City orphanage. In the end, Samantha and Nellie both find a home and a family they can call their own.“Samantha: An American Girl Holiday is the perfect film to share with the entire family during the holidays. It’s an, inspiring and heartwarming story that viewers will want to keep in their collections to watch again and again,” said Amit Desai, WHV Vice President of Family, Animation and Partner Brands Marketing. He added, “This film is beautifully produced and wonderfully acted. It’s entertaining and engaging, and it’s a movie with substance. It exposes viewers to American history and it gives them a sense of what life was really like for various social classes around the early 1900’s. We are delighted to offer this film to consumers this holiday season.”
Emma has really gotten into holiday/Christmas movies the past couple of weeks. Although she has never heard of an American Girl Doll or the American Girl line she immediately took to this movie. AnnaSophia is an adorable girl that does a fantastic job of portraying Samantha, an orphan being raised by her grandmother. If your little girl is already into American Girls, this movie will delight her! If your little girl is new to the American Girl theme… I think she will love the movie, too! The acting draws you in and keeps your attention… even my 4 year old wiggle box.
BUY IT: You can purchase Samantha An American Girl Holiday on DVD for $13.99 (sale price… regular price $19.98).
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