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An American Girl: Saige Paints the Sky

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Sweet American Girl story about finding your voice.

Movie NR 2013 100 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 8+

Amazing movie about friendship

Very cute movies for kids and adults. Very good actresses and srory line.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 8+

Sweet movie but actors look too perfect

Has some good messages, but all the actors/actresses in the American Girl movies are beautiful and perfectly dressed in almost a Stepford Wives way.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (19 ):

Although the American Girl movies will inevitably spark viewer interest in the dolls, they're actually very well done, with good actors and high production values. Not to mention important messages that empower as well as entertain. Saige, a true girl of the Southwest with her turquoise earrings, cowboy boots, and peasant shirts, is a fascinating character. She's soft-spoken and sweet, but she has a tendency to keep things bottled up, worry about change, and second guess herself. When art is cut from her school, she loses the one class where she could truly express herself. The movie features not only a great deal of art and content about the process of painting, but also music and dancing, all by talented young girls.

Seymour is perfectly cast as the earthy grandmother artist (the actress really is an artist!), and parents in their 30s will remember Saige's patient dad (Kerr Smith) from his time on Dawson's Creek. Don't expect boys to connect to the material as much as girls, but any young fan of the arts will appreciate the movie's message. Bottom line? Saige's story is another winning movie in the American Girl collection. Its inspiring message will challenge girls to stand up for what they believe in, find their voice, and overcome their fears.

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