Parents' Guide to

The Adventures of Ociee Nash

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Tale of 19th-century girl power will inspire modern kids.

Movie G 2004 87 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 6+

It was very good family oriented and captured everyones attention

This is a wonderful show. Especially for the close knit family with girls. It taught so many different lessons. It was just a great movie.
age 6+

Fun adventure story, especially for girls.

My 7-year-old daughter LOVES this movie and would watch it again and again if the rest of us didn't insist on a little more variety. Ociee is a plucky, spirited girl who makes a good role model. The story is overblown, syrupy, Hallmark-y, whatever you want to call it. But my kid loves this movie (her 9 year old brother will watch it, but doesn't love it).

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This is a highly recommended family choice for parents of girls who possess a little moxie! Based on the book A Flower Blooms on Charolotte Street by Milam McGraw Propst, this movie succeeds in giving a glimpse of Southern life over 100 years ago when girls were meant to wear dresses, serve a proper tea, sew clothing, and keep a house. But the heroine of this movie does not fit into the mold: she wears "dungarees" and climbs trees. She's a unique individual who touches everyone around her with her fresh observations.

Though the acting is a little stiff as the movie begins, the characters settle into a believable and enjoyable rhythm. The clip-clop of horse's hooves and the tea taken on the porch are a refreshing change from the high-tech backdrop of many contemporary kids' movies.

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