Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Anne of Green Gables DVD...Review & Giveaway!

When I was growing up my absolute favorite series was Anne of Green Gables.  I read the series over and over again and loved the antics of "Anne with an E".  I even loved the mini-series that was out starring Megan Follows.  When I heard about the new Anne of Green Gables being put out on PBS I was both excited and skeptical.  Excited because I love Anne but skeptical because how could anyone top the books AND Megan Follows version of Anne?  When I watched the first installment (Anne) I was delighted.  It was wonderful!  I was very excited to have the opportunity to review the second installment, The Good Stars, which I also thoroughly enjoyed.  Here is the scoop...



L.M. MONTGOMERY’S ANNE OF GREEN GABLES THE GOOD STARS” is now available on DVD.  The run time is approximately 90 minutes, and has an SRP of $19.99. The program will also be available for digital download.


 In this installment, Anne Shirley turns 13 and faces complex situations with friends, learns from inspirational adults, and experiences an escalating friendship with Gilbert. Her free-spirited nature is challenged by her perceived need to be sensible, a journey fraught with confusion and some unfortunate — albeit amusing — mishaps.


The program, written and directed by John Kent Harrison will once again star critically acclaimed actor Martin Sheen as Matthew Cuthbert, along with the return of Ella Ballentine as Anne Shirley (“The Captive”) and Sara Botsford (“E.N.G.”) as Marilla Cuthbert.


 Additional cast members include Julia Lalonde (“Catch a Christmas Star”) as Diana Barry, Kate Hennig (“Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould”) as Rachel Lynde, Stefani Kimber (“Remember”) as Josie Pye, Drew Haytaoglu (“Looks Just Like the Sun”) as Gilbert Blythe, Kyle Gatehouse (“Source Code”) as Mr. Phillips and Linda Kash (“Cinderella Man”) as Mrs. Barry.




My Thoughts:  As I mentioned above, despite being a little dubious about a "new" Anne I was delighted.  The young actress playing Anne (Ella Ballentine) manages to capture the character's spunk and intelligence beautifully.  I also really enjoy Martin Sheen in the role of Matthew (love him!).  The program stays pretty true to the original book all while offering a fresh spin on the classic which I think will be help create a brand new generation of Anne Shirley fans.  This is a wonderful show that the entire family will enjoy watching together.  I highly recommend it!  You can pick this up now on Amazon here.

Win It!  One lucky Reviewed by Mom follower will win a copy of Anne of Green Gables The Good Stars!  Thanks so much to the sponsor and best of luck!

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77 comments:

Jackie said...

Yes...I am an Anne with an E fan! Would love to see this.
Thank you!

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Lauren said...

I enjoyed Anne with an E. Looking forward to this one.

Lauren said...

I enjoyed Anne with an E. Looking forward to this one.

Bekah Walsh said...

I mostly liked Anne with an E except for the finale..hoping they do a second season still.

Rebecca Orr said...

I am definitely an Anne with an E fan for sure.

pailofpearls said...

No I wasn’t a fan.

beth said...

I love Anne of Green Gables but was disappointed with Anne with an E.

Marty C. said...

I've read the books, along with the 'Emily' books, but I've never seen either version of the TV series.

Nicole Martin said...

I LOVE Anne of Green Gables!

Audra said...

I absolutely love Anne

karley moore said...

I am a fan of Anne with an E! Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

Joseph Wallace said...

The show sounds interesting. I am not already an Anne with an E fan. Maybe I will become one if I watch the show. Thanks for the giveaway. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

Monica said...

Yes! My daughter and even my husband loves it too! Thanks

Julie Waldron said...

We haven't seen Anne With and E but we have seen Anne of Green Gables and really like it.

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thatmommygirl said...

I haven't seen Anne With an E yet but I grew up reading the Anne of Green Gables books.

Marianna said...

Love Anne of Green Gables

Leela said...

I haven't seen it yet.

Carolyn said...

Have not had a chance to watch it yet, but it is on my watch list for sure!

Melinda Atwell said...

Anne with an E was an excellent show- as long as you weren't expecting it to follow the books. I felt it took the basic idea of Anne Shirley and put a new spin on the story.

Saundra McKenzie said...

I have loved the Anne with an E Green Gable books for a long time. Can't wait for my granddaughter to enjoy them and see the movie.

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Nancy said...

I am not a fan of Anne with an E. I don't think it is true to the original books at all.
I am a huge fan of Megan Follow's Anne and the original books.

Saundra McKenzie said...

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Sara said...

I love the books and grew up loving the movie. I am excited to see this version.

Madhouse Crazy said...

Yes of course!! I am an Anne with an E fan! I would really enjoy getting to see this!

hannah said...

Yes I'm a fan of Anne with an E

Ang said...

No I'm actually not. I've never saw it believe it or not! I'd love to have this to watch with my kids. We homeschool and love watching these types of movies!

Ken Ohl said...

No I have not sounds very good though

msrodeobrat said...

I love Anne of Green Gables!
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tarter95 said...

I don't know if I have ever seen it, although have heard of it. This would be a great movie for our family night. Thanks.

Trim girl said...

Big fan! I watched the pbs show and the cartoon. I also loved the Return to Avonlee tv series

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Emi Pearce said...

Yes I am an Anne with an E fan

Kristen Dingess said...

I am a huge fan - but they've GOTTA come out with a second!

Filler Family Finds said...

Been a fan for more years than I can count!

CraftyGirl said...

Yes! Love every version of Anne.

One Woman Juggler Dawn said...

I have been a fan of Anne with and E since I was a kid! Love that there is a new version!

Susan Simon said...

I am a big fan, this would be great to win!

Sunnie said...

I am not, but id like to be! This looks great for my girls and I !

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I was such a fan of the books as a child, I bought them for my own daughter.

Renee said...

Absolutely! I loved the books when I read them.

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Trish said...

Yes, I love Anne with an E!

Rhonda Fuller said...

Yes I have always been a fan of Anne with an E

Heather Smith said...

Id love to watch this movie

June Lisle said...

I am not a fan yet but my best friend is and I have been interested.

Aaron Humphrey said...

Yes I am a huge fan.

Laurie Nykaza said...

I love Anne of Green Gables

Rebecca W. said...

I loved these movies growing up. I think my girls would enjoy watching this.

Jeremy said...

Have not seen this yet.

Belinda said...

I'm a fan! I'd love to share this with my daughter :)

Gabrielly said...

I absolutely love Anne.

Cindy said...

I am a huge Anne fan. I love this movie.

Katie Hyatt said...

I am a huge fan!

LeAnn Harbert said...

My niece loves Anne. This will be for her.

LeAnn Harbert said...

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candy said...

Oh yes I have been a fan for a long time and my little girl is just starting to become a fan

Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

I haven't seen this yet- but the story is so good!

Anonymous said...

Oh, yes, definitely!

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aperry said...

I am an Anne with a E.

lildevilgirl22 said...

I have never seen it

Gala said...

Yes,I am an Anne with an E fan!

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https://twogalsandabook.com/ said...

I love the books very much, but have never seen the movie... but I really want to! :-)

Charlene S. said...

Yes, I am a fan.

shirley said...

Yes, I am an Anne with an "E" fan!!!

Vikki Billings said...

I have never seen the movies, but I was a fan of the books!
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Julie said...

Yes I am an Anne with an E fan.

Eileen Boyce said...

I am an Anne with an E fan!

LibraryLaur said...

I am an Anne fan, but honestly I have always been more of a Gilbert fan. :)

Richard Brandt said...

I'm even a fan of the old movie from 1934, even if I was convinced the lead actress only got the job because her name was Anne Shirley.

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Clair Freebie said...

Yes we are big fans! My daughter would love this!

lkw1974 said...

Yes I am a fan