Samantha: An American Girl Holiday

2004 NR 1h 26m DVD

Samantha: An American Girl Holiday

2004 NR 1h 26m DVD
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In 1904, fun-loving, 9-year-old Samantha Parkington (AnnaSophia Robb) moves in with her moneyed grandmother (Mia Farrow) in Mount Bedford, N.Y., where Samantha becomes best friends with Nellie O'Malley (Kelsey Lewis), the young Irish maid from next door. But the girls' disparate backgrounds of privilege and paucity soon separate them in this made-for-TV family drama based on the popular "American Girls" series of books.
Mia Farrow, AnnaSophia Robb, Blake Stadel, Kelsey Lewis, Keir Gilchrist, Jordan Bridges, Olivia Ballantyne, Rebecca Mader
Full Screen 1.33:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 7+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 7+
age 7+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the movie explores some sensitive storylines, such as socioeconomic differences and how children cope with the death of parents -- the main character is an orphan being raised by her grandmother. The DVD does a good, thoughtful job of addressing these issues.

Sexual Content

A couple kiss at their wedding.


A young factory worker is injured when his finger gets caught in a sewing machine. The injury is not seen, but it's implied that it's fairly gruesome.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Accepting change with grace, preserving memories of loved ones, helping those who are less fortunate, learning when to ask for help. The cruel operator of an orphanage doesn't get away with her bad behavior.


The movie is based on Samantha, a doll in the popular "American Girl" collection. Although the movie itself does not include products, the packaging includes a coupon for $10 off an American Girl purchase. A special feature provides a tour of the American Girl store in New York City, which sells a variety of merchandise related to the dolls.

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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