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      American Girl: Isabelle Dances Into the Spotlight

      2014 1 hr. 40 min. Kids & Family Drama List
      Reviews 75% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Isabelle, a 9-year-old dancer with a flair for fashion design, is thrilled to study ballet at a prestigious school. She has always been in her older sister's shadow until a famous ballerina encourages her to audition for a professional ballet. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered May 29 Buy Now

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      anna c This latest movie from American Girl is the gift you give to your daughter, granddaughter, or niece who loves ballet and dance, because Isabelle not only dances into the spotlight but also on the screen for most of the film! While the previous two American Girl movies of recent years focused on a specific talent (gymnastics with McKenna and painting with Saige), this one really, really focuses on ballet, so ballet students will feel right at home with all the dancing, ballet terms, rehearsals, and of course, the production of The Nutcracker (which any and all dancers could probably do in their sleep). For non-ballerina girls, it's still good fun, but ballet girls will especially enjoy and identify with it. The production is very handsome and colorful, this being director Vince Marcello's third consecutive outing with American Girl. It looks and feels very much like McKenna and Saige, which means there are plenty of giggle scenes and lots and lots of sweetness, quite a bit more than in the earlier AG films that were based on the historical dolls. Yes, some could comment on the sugary approach or the giggle dialogue, but here's the deal. American Girl is one of the only companies in the known world producing clean, wholesome, innocent entertainment for children. I am very glad they continue to dance in the spotlight with fun and suitable family viewing. It's sweet and heartfelt, and our children need as much of that as they can get. Thanks, AG! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Not very charming to me. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Great movie. Helps young girls believe in their self . Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member that movie was the best movie ever Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Shfjgjhchgfgjgsggggggghgggggyrd($??;68)?(6& Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member this is a great movie and i think everyone will like it if you like dancing and movies you will love this! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      James Plath Family Home Theater The characters are engaging, and the film is about things that concern young girls: getting along with friends, frenemies and siblings; building confidence; and working hard to make dreams come true. Rated: B Apr 3, 2016 Full Review Sandie Angulo Chen Common Sense Media Young dancer learns lessons in sweet live-action movie. Rated: 4/5 Jul 24, 2014 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Isabelle, a 9-year-old dancer with a flair for fashion design, is thrilled to study ballet at a prestigious school. She has always been in her older sister's shadow until a famous ballerina encourages her to audition for a professional ballet.
      Director
      Vince Marcello
      Screenwriter
      Jessica O'Toole, Amy Rardin
      Production Co
      Martin Chase Productions, Pinckney Productions
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 14, 2015
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