The Adventures of Ociee Nash (2003)




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Nine-year-old Ociee Nash (Skyler Day) is living a carefree life in rural Mississippi, spending her days playing with her brother, Ben (Bill Butler), and her dog, Woofer. After she befriends a mysterious Gypsy, however, her single father (Ociee's mother has died) decides this tomboy existence is not the one she should be leading, and decides to send Ociee to live with her straight-laced Aunt Mamie (Mare Winningham) in Ashville, NC, in hopes that she can teach Ociee to become a proper young lady. While Ociee is not pleased with the situation, she soon finds interesting people and adventures in her new home. She befriends well-bred Elizabeth Murphy (Jasmine Sky) and meets colorful characters such as Nellie Bly (Donna Wright), Orville and Wilbur Wright (Sean Daniels and Ty Pennington), and even President McKinley (Daniel Burnley). She also manages to get herself into plenty of scrapes and misadventures, much to the displeasure of Aunt Mamie. Over time, however, Ociee and Aunt Mamie come to understand and appreciate each others' differences, allowing Ociee's true sprit and character to shine through. The Adventures of Ociee Nash is based on the novel A Flower Blooms on Charlotte Street by Milam McGraw Propst and adapted for the screen by sisters Amy and Kristen McGary (who also directs).

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Skyler Day
as Ociee Nash
Mare Winningham
as Aunt Mamie Nash
Bill Butler
as Ben Nash
Keith Carradine
as Papa George Nash
Ty Pennington
as Wilbur Wright
Tom Key
as Mr. Lynch
Janice Akers
as Frances Murphy
Anthony P. Rodriguez
as Gypsy John Leon
Donna Wright
as Nellie Bly
John Lawhorn
as Mr. Charles
Jasmine Sky
as Elizabeth Murphy
Charles McGary
as Mr. Louis
Jamey Propst
as Mr. Tift
Daniel Burnley
as President McKinley
Sean Daniels
as Orville Wright
George Lawes
as Jonathon Murphy
Tiffany Morgan
as Sarah Sampson
Geoff McKnight
as Tom Richards
Lucas Till
as Harry Vanderbilt
Della Cole
as Mrs. Tribble
Jill Perry
as Mrs. Riley
Mitch Braswell
as Neighbor at Fire
Bart Hansard
as Mayor F.M. Miller
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All Critics (3)

Tale of 19th-century girl power will inspire modern kids.

Aug 3, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Attempts to reflect the times, loaded as it is with southern aphorisms and slang, but the results are forced and clunky.

Mar 31, 2005 | Rating: D | Full Review…

If it were a person, you would find it cute for about 10 minutes, and then you would flee its presence at all costs, taking the lives of innocent bystanders in your haste.

Oct 20, 2004 | Rating: D | Full Review…

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