Samantha

Samantha

An American Girl Holiday

DVD - 2004
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Kindhearted Samantha Parkington's, 1904 New York City, world changes when Nellie O'Malley walks into her life. Nellie, her father, and two little sisters move in next door to be servants for the Ryland family. Though they come from completely different backgrounds, Samantha and Nellie become fast friends. The girls turn to each other in happiness and sorrow, adventure and danger, and grow to be as close as two sister could ever be. But life is full of surprises and nothing prepares them for the life-altering one that lies just ahead.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2004
ISBN: 9780790799537
0790799537
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 86 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: American Girls holiday

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Crod939
Apr 14, 2016

This film is absolutely spectacular! I watched it with my sister mainly because we were such fans of the American Girl dolls and books growing up, but I wasn't expecting anything quite so thought-provoking, emotional, or heartwarming. The plot follows Samantha, a young girl in 1904 whose parents have died. She lives with her grandmother in Mount Bedford, and later with her aunt and uncle in New York City. Throughout the film we experience the realities of the time. We catch a glimpse of the suffragette movement, child labor, factory work, and orphanages. I really liked that the film didn't sugarcoat these things, but also didn't linger on them in a way that would be scarring to children. I highly recommend the film to children and adults interested in historical fiction, political movements, social justice, and the value of friendship. Samantha is a wonderful role model for young girls and boys everywhere.

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sarahni
Jan 05, 2015

this is totally going to be one of my favourite American girl movies. What do u guys think of Grace Thomas GOTY 2014

Julia Reagon Sep 05, 2013

Anna Sophie Robb is in this movie. This movie is old. Google images of her to this day. You'll see what I mean!

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lvogee
Sep 21, 2012

a great story of friendship its a great movie and all the movies are good to show to the family

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lvogee
Jul 05, 2012

great movie!!!!!!

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Petulla
Jan 03, 2012

A lot better than it looks :)

AndyRoddick Nov 20, 2011

You laugh, you cry. The best christmas movie every made! Nominate this movie for an Oscar!

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Aug 11, 2013

cli77 thinks this title is suitable for 5 years and over

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Julia Reagon Sep 05, 2013

Other: If anybody is affected by bullying, this might not be the movie for you. Eddie Ryland likes to make fun of Samantha and Nellie. He also like to get them in trouble.

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