*Thumbs UP: My children state that this movie has mystery and held their attention well. As a sequel, it smoothly transitions into furthering relationships, but can also stand alone. As a mother, I like the emphasis on forgiveness & doing the right thing.
*Quality: I enjoy the humor tastefully interspersed throughout and the Biblical values taught. On another note, it was a nice surprise to watch Hayley Mills play her role as Mrs Taft. (As a child actress she starred as Pollyanna.) Overall acting, setting, story sequence, and music drew my family into the movie.
*No worry for us in regard to moral or modesty concerns.
Movie is exciting and suspenseful as Mandie and her friends persevere despite many trials. Mandie is the one who believes that the endeavor will be successful and encourages others to press on and not give up. She shows natural leadership abilities of many youth today who need encouragement to stay positive and believe in your dreams.
I purchased this for my 9 year old. She loves it and so does her friends. It's adventurous without being scarey. It has encouraged "playtime" to include another time period. My daughter is now interested in reading the Mandie series as well. We're looking forward to more Mandie movies.