Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

A New Beginning

DVD - 2009
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It is 1945 and a grown up Anne Shirley returns to Prince Edward Island for an extended visit. She agrees to write a play for a local theatre producer in hopes that it will keep her mind off of her only son who is serving in the Armed Forces overseas. A letter is discovered from the father who abandoned her as a child, bringing up the memories of her early childhood.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : Sullivan Entertaiment, c2009
Edition: Special ed
Branch Call Number: DVD ANN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (144 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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ausnos
May 22, 2018

This is NOT true to the Anne of Green Gables story! There was no reference to Matthew and Mirella Cuthbert, and Anne was an orphan! If you have seen the TRUE Anne of Green Gables movies, and have read the movie please stay away from this horrible, inaccurate version of a Canadian classic.

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paulanstett_1
Jan 20, 2018

Where is Closed Captioned or English subtitles?????????????? It's supposed to be install English subtitles! it's after year 2000 and it's agaist the America's and Canada's law. They are required to have CC or SDH (subtitle for deaf and hard of hearing). It's called prejuiced. DO NOT accept any movies that without SDH or C.C.

Thanks..

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kpelish
May 02, 2017

Overly melodramatic and far too long. The main character was an odd blend of Little Professor (pedantic at times) and Pollyanna. Hard to see the relation to original Anne of Green Gables.

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Charmed03
Apr 30, 2017

I am very insulted as a Canadian who loves Anne. I've been reading the series since about the age of 13 a very long time ago and continue to read it every couple of years. I do have the whole series.
I wish I was able to read the comments first. Never, ever would have brought this garbage home. I am very happy to say never saw the book and it will never be part of my library.

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BrookeVentura
Mar 10, 2016

I'd like to point out that Anne's father 'abandoned' her in the 'died-from-typhoid-fever' sense; not the modern 'I-need-concentrate-on-my-career-slash-personal-development' sense.

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barbbicycle
Sep 10, 2015

This great movie was well done.
Bravo!

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Bookworm39
Nov 21, 2012

Loved This Movie. Great Acting and great story. Especially loved Barbara Hershey.

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histstreet
Dec 04, 2011

I loved Kevin Sullivan's first two Anne movies, but this latest film feels like a tacky way to make money off the Anne name without paying for the use of LM Montgomery's writings.

This movie, written by Kevin Sullivan, is supposed to be both a prequel and a sequel to the Anne story. An older Anne, played by Barbara Hershey, flashes back to her childhood before she came to Green Gables.

The made-up story of the younger Anne is insulting to Anne fans, as it rewrites her history and makes her seem like a pathological liar. The plot is ridiculously convoluted, and tries to copy the original movies by getting Anne into similar scrapes which don't work without the heart behind the story.

Although the movie is beautifully filmed as are all his productions, Kevin Sullivan seems to have forgotten that his original movies were successful because the films captured the spirit of the books. Having big names like Shirley MacLaine mean nothing when the core of the story is hollow.

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farbod
Oct 18, 2010

I didn't like it too mainly because of "enormous stray from Lucy Maud Montgomery's story".

nadian Feb 22, 2010

Perhaps the greatest error of this film is not only it's historical inaccuracies with regards to the mannerisms and language of women at the time, but most importantly the enormous stray from Lucy Maud Montgomery's story. Although he does have the greatest amount of experience in terms of bringing Anne to the screen, Kevin Sullivan does not have the liberty to take the story this far.
Sullivan chose to extend the already finished series making this film seem a tired, unnecessary addition. The film would have been better served, in my opinion, as part of the Anne of Avonlea TV series.
While Barbara Hershey gives an excellent performance, it would have been impossible for her, or any other actress, to meet the standard set by Megan Follows.
Hannah Endicott-Douglas does a wonderful job in her first major performance, however she too is in the unfortunate position of competing with the legendary Megan Follows.
The score of the film was the one part I felt comfortable with.

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barbbicycle
Sep 10, 2015

barbbicycle thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

nadian Feb 22, 2010

nadian thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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