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The Greening Of Whitney Brown (2011)



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As the most popular girl in her uptown Philadelphia middle school, Whitney Brown seemingly had it all. Her parents, Henry and Joan, were happy and prosperous. She was elected president of her class. Her grades were perfect, her clothes were perfect, her friends were perfect - and she had a crush on the perfect boy. Her life was every girl's dream - until the day reality crashed Whitney's party. Her father loses his job, and with it, his family's financial security. Forced to relocate to her grandparents' abandoned farm far away from civilization, Whitney Brown suddenly becomes the unluckiest girl on the planet. Isolated and unhappy, Whitney is cut off from everyone and everything, unable to stay in contact with her former life and its trappings. Then, on the farm, she meets a horse named Odd Job Bob. And her life - as well as his - would never be the same. -- (C) Cinedigmmore
Rating: PG (for brief mild language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Gail Gilchriest
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 3, 2012
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Brooke Shields
as Joan Brown
Aidan Quinn
as Henry Brown
Kris Kristofferson
as Dusty Brown
Sammi Hanratty
as Whitney Brown
Slade Pearce
as Ben Wheeler
Suzanne Roberts
as Headmistress
Tim Lake
as TV Anchor
Dick Vermeil
as Coach Vermeil
Nicki Buggs
as Sewing Teacher
Wes Wilson
as Teacher
Jared Tilson
as Technician
Rivka Levin
as Cafeteria Lady
Judy Leavell
as Mildred
Melanie Meador
as Girl at Prom
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Critic Reviews for The Greening Of Whitney Brown

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (11)

It's all extraordinarily predictable, made no more palatable by flat characters and a dull cast.

Full Review… | November 11, 2011
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

There's a fair amount of greening, but that doesn't make Whitney any less grating.

Full Review… | November 11, 2011
New York Post
Top Critic

As she learns the value of public schools and pickup trucks, her erstwhile friends in Philadelphia seem happy to be rid of her. By movie's end, you'll feel exactly the same.

Full Review… | November 10, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

It flies off the rails in a third act so devoid of logic it could have been concocted on the moon.

Full Review… | November 10, 2011
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Helmer Odiorne creates a suitably groomed pastoral setting for Gilchriest's relentlessly upbeat script, but does little to suggest a context larger than Whitney's limited p.o.v.

Full Review… | November 10, 2011
Top Critic

By turns pleasant and preposterous, The Greening of Whitney Brown is a reverse Cinderella tale for tweens.

Full Review… | November 10, 2011
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Greening Of Whitney Brown


ok, well, as i have said with other movies... i don't go on what critics think... as i began the movie... i was thinking ok, maybe i was wrong .. But it turned out to be a pretty good movie...

Another movie my dad rented to watch with the family, and I was disappointed immediately because I had never heard of this movie and there was a horse on the cover. Horse movies, if you didn't know, are probably my least favorite movies ever. Although this movie didn't rank at the complete bottom of my horse movie list, it wasn't all that great. Very predictable, very childish, very not my type of movie at all.

Danielle G

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