The movie itself wasn't terrible. It's nothing like any others in this series though. I would have given three stars, but downgraded because the Dove approval and G rating are undeserved. In my view, movies that contain profanity, as this does, do NOT get a G rating or Dove approval. These rating and approval systems have become more and more mainstream and untrustworthy. CBD used to do a better job filtering out inappropriate material, or least labeling it properly. It's getting so you really can't trust anyone's opinion about what's appropriate for family viewing anymore without having to scrutinize things yourself first--and that's just sad.
I saw it on PBS two or three years ago so don't remember all the details. I do remember it starts with Anne (as a middle aged or older woman) getting ready to move from Green Gables and discovering some old letters about her past she'd never seen. Much of the book is in flash-back as she remembers the time before she came to Green Gables.
My sister has all the other DVDs so I actually got it for my sister's birthday.
Movie was pretty good. Watched the movie before showing my niece and I am glad I did. I was left feeling so bad for Anne. I knew her character's past was sad and hard. Watching it unfold was just that, sad and hard. I am glad I watched it as I am a huge Anne fan. The ending wrapped it up well and not all depressing but again, I walked away from the movie sad more than anything. Definitely not the same as the original movie feel. I would tell a friend to watch this so they can get the last part of her story but I wont recommend it for the littler crowd.
I didn't have a problem with the original beginning of Anne of Green Gables. The story lacked the sparkle of the original Anne stories. I didn't like thinking that the original Anne's story was a lie. Acting was okay. The story was not endearing, as the original stories were. Story line was cumbersome & confusing. Bought this for my grandchildren, but am not going to show them.