Some dreams do come true... January 30, 2002
Anne of Green Gables
Anne Shirley is a freckle-faced red headed child lost in the
beauty of the day. She escapes the reality of her situation as
an orphan in the 1890s by imagining she is a character in a
novel or poem. She finds what she imagines about herself to be a
lot more interesting than who she really is.
Throughout her life she has always looked for a kindred
spirit and has wished she could live on Prince Edward Island
where the scenery is tranquil and inspiring.
Spinster Marilla (Colleen Dewhurst) and her brother Matthew
Cuthbert (Richard Farnsworth) are looking to adopt a boy to help
on the farm and as fate would have it, Anne arrives on the train
instead. Anne gains not only a family, she finds Diana and they
become best friends.
When Anne gives Diana currant wine instead of raspberry
cordial, quite by accident, she gets into a heap of trouble and
Diana and Anne are banned from seeing one another. Anne then
realizes that true friends are always together in spirit.
Anne is simply impetuous and at times you cannot help
laughing even when what she is saying is quite serious. The
first half of the movie is almost a comedy of sorts, while the
last half is more serious in many ways.
In the second movie, Anne's new teacher inspires her and
teaches her to not only take her studies very seriously, but
that she can also learn from her mistakes.
Anne of Green Gables starring Megan Follows
"Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth, Anne.
You see, it frightens them. So they put up walls to protect
themselves from it. What we must bear in mind is that all these
trials and tribulations that pop up in our lives, well, they
serve a very useful purpose. They build character as long as we
can hold onto the lessons we've learned from our mistakes.
Remember, you can always start everything afresh tomorrow."
Anne pays more attention to her studies than boys and Gilbert
Blythe does not exactly make a great first impression.
Throughout the movie, Gilbert seeks only to talk to Anne and she
doesn't realize that his attempts at teasing her are only the
way he knows
to get her attention. Gilbert and Anne both excel in their
studies and seem destined to be competitors and not friends.
Their relationship throughout the movie is very interesting, yet
not quite a romance. Anne keeps running from how she really
feels and Gilbert is rather patient with her.
A movie that will capture your heart!
Perfect for the entire family.