Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front

2006 NR 1h 23m DVD

Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front

2006 NR 1h 23m DVD
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In 1944 America, the McIntire family -- like the rest of the country -- is learning to cope with the changes brought about by a world at war. For young Molly (Maya Ritter), this means learning to get along without her father. Exhibiting the plucky spirit fans of the American Girl books and dolls have come to love, Molly does what anyone would do in the face of adversity: organize a dance contest! Molly Ringwald co-stars as Molly's mother.
David Aaron Baker, Molly Ringwald, Maya Ritter, Sarah Manninen, Josette Halpert, Tory Green, Hannah Fleming, Landon Norris, Andrew Chalmers
Joyce Chopra
Widescreen 1.78:1, Full Screen 1.33:1
Spanish (Neutral), English, French
English: DTS 5.1 Surround
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 8+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 8+
age 8+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that family members and friends enlist to fight in World War II in this movie, and not all of them come back home. One character has been evacuated from London during the Blitz, and her mother was killed in the bombing. Molly's family is extremely close, and they provide support to one another during a family member's absence. They also help neighbors and friends during this difficult time.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


The story takes place on the home front, but it talks about the death of friends and a character's mother abroad.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Positive messages of sacrifice, compassion, and community support.


For a movie prompted by a doll in the American Girl empire, commercialism is very low-key. While many of the products, costumes, and sets are available for dolls from the American Girl catalog and store, the only real sign of the products is a small $10 coupon sticker on the packaging.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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