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 Entertainment, c2009.
Edition: Widescreen special ed.
Branch Call Number: ANNE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (144 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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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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LadySugar
Feb 17, 2014

What was this movie? is this supposed to be an engaging and creative twist to the ebeloved classic ? Goodness, the character that played Anne as an adult was an epic miscast. There were so many parts I had to fast forward, it was just a waste of time for this producer to make such tomfoolery. A Waste of time.

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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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Khekabeka
Mar 21, 2011

Kevin made his name with productions like Anne of Green Gables, and we saw him stray with the third movie in his interpretation of the Anne Series. With the addition of this atrocity the true colours of his bottoming out is apparent. I feel bad for the talent that used their gifts to attempt to do their best for this series, but there was nothing that could be done for the script. It was such a divergance from the original heart of the storyline that it is downright insulting to Lucy Mauds family. I honestly have no idea why they would have signed off on this film using their ancestors name. I could not get through this this movie without being devistated and horrified by what passes as another
Anne Movie. I will say it, I have lost faith in Sullivan and hope he spreads his wings a little and finds a new Canadian classic to bring forward so generations can enjoy not further slaughter classics.

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Merlithe
Mar 19, 2011

A huge insult to all of us who love L.M. Montgomery and her works. To use an existing title is legal, but in this case completely immoral, as the names of characters have also been used, but the story line has nothing to do with the real Anne.

I'm would have said that I was against book(or DVD)-burning, but would be the first to throw this lot on a large fire.

I hope no young people seethis and then think they have become acquainted with the Anne who is such a famous part of Canadian literature.

I was very sorry to see this offered at my local library.

To add injury to insult, so to speak, the characters are extremely 'out of character' for the times depicted and the language is not appropriate, either.

I truly hated this book and am hard put to think of another title that affected me so negatively.

Two of the real Anne's sons were in WWI, where one died. Anne was home raising her family and Gilbert was a country doctor. He did not go overseas, nor did Anne become an Army nurse and follow him, then adopt an orphan boy found on the battlefield.

A complete and utter waste of time, this should never be included on a list entitled "Great Canadian Works for Children" (I may have the exact name of the list wrong, but was so angry at seeing this listed, I went immediately to add my comment).

I have lodged a complaint at my home library and have warned everyone I speak to about books and movies. I will continue to do so.

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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".

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