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Lemonade Mouth
rating:4.1

Lemonade Mouth

2011Runtime:0 minutes
Detention may seem an unlikely launching pad, but that's exactly what it turns out to be for five high school students who meet there by (mis)chance and form a band that not only rocks their school but becomes a force for good in this Disney musical.

Directed by:

  • Patricia Riggen
  • rating:4.1 4.1 Average Rating

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    Frenemies
    rating:3.9

    Frenemies

    2012Runtime:0 minutes
    What happens when three sets of BFFs become enemies? Follow the stories of a group of classmates who navigate the ups and downs of friendship, including a scrappy tomboy and a rich girl who decide to trade places.

    Directed by:

  • Daisy Von Scherler Mayer
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
    rating:3.9

    Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    In this spooky feature-length movie, Alvin, Simon and Theodore stage a production of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and things get seriously creepy! Could it be that their neighbor Mr. Talbot is a werewolf?

    Directed by:

  • Kathi Castillo
  • rating:3.9 3.9 Average Rating

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    The Secret of Kells
    rating:3.8

    The Secret of Kells

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When Vikings attack an Irish abbey, the monks must stop work on the legendary Book of Kells and protect their home. So Brendan, the 12-year-old nephew of Abbott Cellach, is tasked with completing the magnificent work.

    Directed by:

  • Tomm Moore
  • Nora Twomey
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Princess Protection Program
    rating:3.7

    Princess Protection Program

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    With her country in political turmoil, teenage princess Rosie enters a protection program and winds up relocating to rural America, where she makes new friends and learns a variety of life lessons.

    Directed by:

  • Allison Liddi
  • rating:3.7 3.7 Average Rating

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    The Adventures of Ociee Nash
    rating:3.6

    The Adventures of Ociee Nash

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    In this charming tale set in 1898, after her mother dies, 9-year-old Ociee Nash (Skyler Day) must leave her rough-and-tumble farm life to live with her Aunt Mamie (Mare Winningham) in Ashville, N.C. Away from the farm for the first time, the spirited child relishes many thrilling adventures such as meeting President McKinley and the Wright Brothers and bravely earning hero status in her new hometown. Keith Carradine co-stars.

    Directed by:

  • Kristen McGary
  • rating:3.6 3.6 Average Rating

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    Cow Belles
    rating:3.5

    Cow Belles

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Real-life siblings Alyson and Amanda Michalka -- who cut albums together under the moniker Aly & AJ -- star as two spoiled sisters who are forced to work on their father's dairy farm as penance for what was nearly a disastrous mistake on their part. At first, the girls' biggest concern is that their hair will smell like cows -- and that they're nowhere near the mall. But eventually, they come to respect the family business and learn a lesson.

    Directed by:

  • Francine McDougall
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Princess and the Pony
    rating:3.5

    Princess and the Pony

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    While trying to settle in to her new environment after being dispatched to live with relatives in America, a cosseted young princess (Fiona Perry) nurtures a pony held captive by a callous, underhanded carnival owner. Will she be able to set her four-footed friend free and thwart a kidnapping scheme? Ron Hajak and Bobbi Jo Lathan also star in this inspiring family tale from director Rachel Lee Goldenberg.

    Directed by:

  • Rachel Goldenberg
  • rating:3.5 3.5 Average Rating

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    Skellig: The Owl Man
    rating:3.4

    Skellig: The Owl Man

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When new kid on the block Michael (Bill Milner) befriends a mesmerizing man named Skellig (Tim Roth) who lives alone in a shed, their blossoming connection helps take Michael's mind off school bullies -- and his baby sister's increasingly troubling illness. Kelly Macdonald and Skye Bennett co-star in this family-friendly, made-for-television adaptation of David Almond's award-winning novel of the same name.

    Directed by:

  • Annabel Jankel
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat: Live Show
    rating:3.2

    Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat: Live Show

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    The National Theatre's production of "The Cat in the Hat" is a lively, engaging performance for children of all ages. Based on the much-loved storybook by Dr. Seuss, this tale is colorfully adapted for the stage by director Katie Mitchell.

    Directed by:

  • Katie Mitchell
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Dr. Dolittle
    rating:3.2

    Dr. Dolittle

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    Funnyman Eddie Murphy portrays the titular San Francisco doc who regains his childhood gift for conversing with critters when he hits his head on the windshield of his car. Soon, his new ability leads to a business opportunity. When word spreads throughout the animal kingdom, his clinic turns into a virtual zoo overrun with sheep, horses, birds, rats, dogs and a suicidal tiger -- all suffering from an array of mostly comic maladies.

    Directed by:

  • Betty Thomas
  • rating:3.2 3.2 Average Rating

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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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