The Greening Of Whitney Brown Reviews

December 9, 2011
So-so tween riches-to-rags story has positive lesson.
November 11, 2011
An obnoxious and self-absorbed little girl tries to cope with a down-scaled life.
November 11, 2011
It's all extraordinarily predictable, made no more palatable by flat characters and a dull cast.
November 11, 2011
There's a fair amount of greening, but that doesn't make Whitney any less grating.
November 10, 2011
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.
November 10, 2011
It flies off the rails in a third act so devoid of logic it could have been concocted on the moon.
November 10, 2011
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.
November 10, 2011
By turns pleasant and preposterous, The Greening of Whitney Brown is a reverse Cinderella tale for tweens.
November 10, 2011
This well-intentioned family film unfortunately comes off as shallow as a prom committee meeting.
November 9, 2011
Mild tween fare that would have been more at home on the small screen.
November 8, 2011
The Greening of Whitney Brown is content to be a typical piece of tween rural-versus-urban fluff from the old Hannah Montana: The Movie mold.
November 8, 2011
This is intended as one of those kid's comeuppance stories, in which a new maturity is won through contact with salt-of-the-earth types and honest labor but is done with an almost total lack of charm.
November 8, 2011
This saddles-and-sass mash-ups' most telling image is an equine hoof painted electric pink.