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  • Actors: Erin Pitt, Grace Davidson, Genneya Walton, Devyn Nekoda, Jake Simons
  • Directors: Vince Marcello
  • Writers: Jessica O'Toole, Amy Rardin
  • Producers: Debra Martin Chase, Jean A. McKenzie
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: July 22, 2014
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00KAVPEZA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #349 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Nine-year-old Isabelle is an inspired dancer with a flair for fashion design. She's thrilled to be studying ballet at a prestigious performing arts school, but her classmates are so talented—and she can't help feeling that she's always in the shadow of her "perfect" older sister, Jade. So when her idol, a famous ballerina, encourages her to audition for a professional ballet, Isabelle isn't sure she can land the role. And when a competitive classmate starts pointing out Isabelle's every mistake, her confidence sinks even further. Can she find the courage to step into the spotlight and discover her own way to shine?

Customer Reviews

My daughter loves this movie.
Laura J Murphy
I really like the way they deal with different social issues - not just the easy ones, but bullying, race, all sorts of stuff.
D. Roberts
They all teach the girls how to deal with real life situations.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Matt Kramer on July 22, 2014
Format: DVD
This latest movie from American Girl is the gift you give to your daughter, granddaughter, or niece who loves ballet and dance, because Isabelle not only dances into the spotlight but also on the screen for most of the film! While the previous two American Girl movies of recent years focused on a specific talent (gymnastics with McKenna and painting with Saige), this one really, really focuses on ballet, so ballet students will feel right at home with all the dancing, ballet terms, rehearsals, and of course, the production of The Nutcracker (which any and all dancers could probably do in their sleep). For non-ballerina girls, it's still good fun, but ballet girls will especially enjoy and identify with it.

The production is very handsome and colorful, this being director Vince Marcello's third consecutive outing with American Girl. It looks and feels very much like McKenna and Saige, which means there are plenty of giggle scenes and lots and lots of sweetness, quite a bit more than in the earlier AG films that were based on the historical dolls.

Yes, some could comment on the sugary approach or the giggle dialogue, but here's the deal. American Girl is one of the only companies in the known world producing clean, wholesome, innocent entertainment for children. I am very glad they continue to dance in the spotlight with fun and suitable family viewing. It's sweet and heartfelt, and our children need as much of that as they can get. Thanks, AG!
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32 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Joy on August 11, 2014
Format: DVD
We just finished watching the movie. Highly disappointed. Nothing like the historical role models. Isabelle constantly scowled and looked forlorn, was very jealous of others instead of making an effort to better herself, spoke rudely and nastily to her sister and to a bully. Returning nastiness for nastiness is NOT okay in my book. Also, these AG girls are to be role models, using their hardships to provide other young girls with a moral compass to follow on the path to success and giving back to the community selflessly.

What I expected and hoped for: a young girl who faced challenges but overcame them with poise and an admirable attitude. A girl who encouraged other young girls to keep on trying, even if you mess up again and again. I wanted a role model!

That wasn't to be. The movie was 3/4 whining and drama. I also didn't appreciate the dances outside of the actual ballet classes/performance. They were moves that my young girls don't need to be imitating. I don't care if that is what is the "norm" now. It doesn't make it right. We'll be sticking to Molly, Samantha and the classics. This one is going in the trash. So unfortunate as my oldest daughter LOVES her Isabelle doll and is in ballet herself! We are using this video as a teaching tool on how NOT to act or react (quite the opposite of what the AG company has stood for until the making of this movie).
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My daughter purchased this with her gift card and we just watched it as a family. On the plus side, it's better than the Saige movie. However, since the bar is pretty low on that one, it's not too hard. Also on the plus side, who doesn't love the Nutcracker? Beautiful dancing in what my husband and I referred to as "little kid Flashdance." There is the obligatory mean girl, the super cool and rich parents, and the expected girl drama surrounding just about every scene imaginable.

Many of my other mother friends lament the move by American Girl away from historical girls facing meaningful and more significant "crises" - thinking here of child labor in Samantha, the Depression with Kit, and World War II with Molly, just to name a few. The "crises" of girls like Isabelle seem overblown and trite and frankly contribute to a level of shallowness and weakness for girls that I reject categorically.

I want my daughter inspired by girls like Malala, not Isabelle.

As a form of entertainment, it's okay. Not great though. In terms of the messages it sends girls, I have deeper reservations. Yet again, American Girl has cast girls as age 9 when they are clearly much older. These movies give me an opportunity to discuss depth of character in a much-more complex world than is depicted in this movie. As long as my daughter understands that, then we can keep this a point of simple - and simplistic - entertainment. But that's about it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By bionichands VINE VOICE on July 25, 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
My girls age 4,8 and 10 loved this movie (and really all of the American Girl videos). They're big fans of American Girl and collect the dolls. I won't comment on the story, the acting or anything else, because this movie wasn't made for me and I didn't watch all of it.

I gave this movie five stars though, because for $12 I got a DVD that my kids have watched repeatedly already and will watch on car trips over the next few months. I know from listening in that its a good clean movie with a positive message for young girls, so I don't have to worry about what they're watching.

If you're a parent or grandparent looking for a gift for a young girl, you can't go wrong with this or any of the American Girl videos.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Joanne Sterk on July 23, 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Awesome movie! Dancers will really love this one. Non-dancers will love it for story of friendship, perseverance and following dreams.
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