Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

DVD - 2016
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A new adaptation of the classic series, the film is set in 1907 on beautiful Prince Edward Island. Anne Shirley is sent there to Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, a middle-aged brother and sister who wanted to adopt a boy. Anne must make her way with the Cuthberts, in school, and in Avonlea to ensure she is never sent back to the orphanage again.
Publisher: [Arlington, Va.] : PBS Distribution, [2016]
ISBN: 1627897909
9781627897907
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC A
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,stereo,rda
1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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LadySade
Oct 26, 2017

This presentation is for you if you would like to intentionally cause yourself to cringe. If you find delight in wasteful productions, and sorry dramatic attempts.

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alyssaanderson
Jul 22, 2017

boomct i completely agree

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Boomct
Jun 24, 2017

Oh so very wrong on so many levels. Wrrrroooonnnnngggg!
1) When a classic movie is made such as the 1985 version of Anne of Green Gables starring Megan Fellows, Colleen Dewhurst and Richard Farnsworth, PLEASE do not attempt to make another. Some things simply should not be remade. This is one.
2) The cast members were promising but really did not portray the characters in the book adequately at all. They were at best a vastly watered down version so far from the orginal book (and even 1985 movie) that L.M. Montgomery herself would have cried. And please! What is up with Anne's freckles? Were they written on with a pen? They even seemed to move around from scene to scene or even disappear! Even her red hair was totally fake and obviously so. Diana and Gilbert? Not even close!! Oh so very disappointing.
3) The plot line was so changed and skewed with major events in the book skimmed over or completely left out. Wrong wrong wrong. That's really a travesty and an insult to the author.
4) If you loved the book, don't watch this. If you loved the 1985 movie, don't watch this. Some lovely scenery besides, this was a very disappointing 85 minutes that quite frankly left me feeling depressed!

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bibliotek74
Jun 07, 2017

My daughters and I looked forward to seeing this. We were disappointed, overall. The setting was beautiful, and we loved that they used an authentic historic house, but the pacing was all wrong. There was no tension at the dramatic scenes, and the acting was just blase. Most of the key escapades that Anne Shirley is famous for were watered down or even missing.

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petal2014
May 21, 2017

A decent remake of the 1985 classic.

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GoneWithTheThread
May 11, 2017

Definitely not as good as the original movie, but still not bad and worth seeing. Many parts from the original have been cut out, probably due to length and it does take some time to get used to new actors playing the parts of the characters that everyone knew and loved.

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Charmed03
Apr 23, 2017

Shame on BBC for taking a classic Canadian story changing it and turning it upside down. Very little of the story remains.
Watch the original it's very good and still entertaining.

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ralphiespencer15
Apr 02, 2017

I really didnt like this.
I dont even know why they made a remake of the 1985 version. It just doesn't have that quaint feeling to it. Its kind of like they are trying to cater to the younger generation.

JCLChristinD Mar 22, 2017

I expected this adaptation to be overly sweet and generic. I couldn't imagine Martin Sheen playing Matthew. I know some reviewers have found flaws, and it's true that Sheen's Matthew is warmer and more jovial than the character was written, but it all works. The spirit of the story and the characters is there. Watching this felt charming and nostalgic, not schmaltzy.

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Boomct
Jun 24, 2017

Remake of the 1985 movie based on the book "Anne of Green Gables" by L.M. Montgomery that should be avoided by any devotees of the original book or fans of the 1985 movie.

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