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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

Shailene Woodley clearly has pierced ears in the scene where she yells at Ben for running away. Not many people, especially children, had pierced ears in 1775, when this film takes place. See more »

Quotes

Felicity Merriman: [runs up to Elizabeth] Elizabeth, how are you? I've missed you so.
Elizabeth Cole: I'm sorry about your Grandfather, Felicity. Please accept my condolences.
[walks away]
Felicity Merriman: Elizabeth, what's happened? You're so grown up.
Elizabeth Cole: I do not have time for idle chatter.
Felicity Merriman: Have I done something wrong?
Elizabeth Cole: You haven't done anything. My father's been arrested.
Felicity Merriman: Arrested? Whatever for?
Elizabeth Cole: For being a Loyalist!
Felicity Merriman: I'll talk to my father, he can get him out, he knows important people.
[...]
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Connections

Follows An American Girl Holiday (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Deck the Halls
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Traditional tune, lyrics by Thomas Oliphant
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Felicity is painful.
17 January 2019 | by moonspillunicornSee all my reviews

I watched this movie as a child more than ten years ago. The terrible fake-crying in the "you're free, Penny!" scene has stuck with me since then, so I decided to watch it again for nostalgia. Mistake. It was extremely painful to endure. Not a single character in this movie has any depth or development. The dialog is predictable and boring. Everyone speaks in aphorisms. Felicity is a brat-- her actions are not justified, yet everyone rewards her, time after time?? With the horse, the dress... Bleh. The horse girl themes are unbearable, as are the patriot vs. loyalist themes. And why is Ben 15 when the actor is 20? Overall, do not watch this movie, even for nostalgia. Even Molly is better than this. You're freeeeeeeee! -sobs-


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