Monday, February 28, 2011

Felicity: An American Girl Adventure Deluxe Edition DVD review (and 3 giveaway winners!)

Title:  Felicity: An American Girl Adventure Deluxe Edition
Release Date:  February 15, 2011 (available now)
Warner Bros. 
Format:  DVD

Felicity Merriman, a 10 year old American Girl hailing from Williamsburg, Virginia, has many adventures, including falling in love with Penny, a copper colored horse.  The problem is that Penny's owner maltreats the horse and won't allow her father to buy her.  Felicity sneaks out - something a proper gentle lady does not do - and breaks the headstrong horse.  Along the way, Felicity meets a new friend, Elizabeth, whose father is a Loyalist, whereas Felicity's father is a Patriot.  Will their families' differing political views drive them apart?  Watch and find out what happens to Felicity, Penny the horse, and Elizabeth in Colonial Williamsburg.

What my family thought of Felicity...

We watched Felicity:  An American Girl Adventure on DVD tonight as a family.  We live in Virginia and Williamsburg is a few hours away by car.  It is definitely a place that we could visit on a day trip.  I liked the colonial period costumes.  I have been to Williamsburg, though quite a long time ago.  Watching Felicity made me want to re-visit Williamsburg even more.  The plot was nice and there were definitely some lessons in there that made it a family friendly and educational movie. 

After the movie ended, I asked my 9 (nearly 10 year old - same age as Felicity) what she liked best.  She said she loved the end when the snooty girl got the trick pulled on her.  She liked the scenery and loved Felicity's ball dress.  This was interesting to me since my daughter eschews dresses and always has.  Getting her to wear a dress is a chore and though she loves the look, she doesn't like to wear dresses.  

I then asked her what the message of the movie was.  She said it was to "teach people that friends are people you can rely on."  In the movie, there were several instances where friendship and kindness toward others was touched upon.  So American Girl, mission accomplished!  I didn't even have to prod her to get that answer.

Own it on DVD!

If you'd like to own Felicity: An American Girl Adventure Deluxe Edition on DVD, you can purchase it via the WB Shop. Did you know that you can join their Reel News newsletter to get the inside scoop on WB movie and DVD releases?  Click here to sign up to receive alerts about new WB releases.

Win it!

Three of my lucky readers will each win a copy of Felicity: An American Girl Adventure Deluxe Edition on DVD and also one(1)  Felicity’s Story Collection hardcover book.  Three winners!  

Here's what you need to do to enter.  Please note:  you must complete the mandatory entry or other entries will not count.  This giveaway is open until March 11, 2011 at 11:59 PM.  Winners will be drawn on March 12, 2011.  You must leave your email (or let me know it is available in your Blogger profile) in the mandatory entry.  You must be 18 or older and live in the US to enter.  Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my request for information and if they do not respond within that time frame, I will have to choose a different winner.  So please make sure you are watching your spam folders.  You can only win one copy/book; there will be 3 separate winners. Winners will be drawn via Random.org.

Mandatory entry:  Visit the WB Shop and tell me the title of another new arrival (besides Felicity) that you wouldn't mind owning.  Don't forget:  leave your email int his comment.

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Disclosure:  I was provided with a free copy of Felicity:  An American Girl Adventure via WB's PR firm.  The DVD was provided at no cost to me for the purposes of this review and this review is uncompensated.  The prize packs (3) will be shipped to winners via sponsor.  My thanks to WB for allowing me this review opportunity and also for providing prizes for three winners.  
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