Movie: Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars
Network: in Canada: on YTV
Original Air Date: in Canada: February 20, 2017
*See the Movie Trailer below...
*"Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars" is the second of three films - in this series! (see details on the third movie below!)
*In America, PBS played the first movie in this series- "L.M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables" on Thanksgiving day, 2016. See details - HERE! We will have to wait and see in the U.S., if PBS or another network will air "Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars," the second tele-film in this series!
Ella Ballentine ... Anne Shirley
Martin Sheen ... Matthew Cuthbert
Sara Botsford ... Marilla Cuthbert
Amariah Faulkner ... Jane Andrews
Julia Lalonde ... Diana Barry
Stefani Kimber ... Josie Pye
Aviv Cohen ... Minnie Andrews
Drew Haytaoglu ... Gilbert Blythe
Zoe Fraser ... Ruby Gillis
*Hallmark Christmas movie fans may recognize Ella Ballentine (Anne Shirley) from "Baby's First Christmas," Julia Lalonde (Diana Barry) from "Catch a Christmas Star," and Sara Botsford (Marilla Cuthbert) from "Christmas Incorporated!"
*I also had the pleasure of interviewing young Ella for her role in Baby's First Christmas, back in 2012! See that interview, HERE!
Storyline via Breakthrough Entertainment: (via Lucy Maud Montgomery online)
When Anne Shirley turns thirteen, she faces complex issues with her friends, inspirational adults and Marilla and Matthew. At the same time, she begins a friendship with Gilbert Blythe that emotionally escalates to disrupt the status quo of her peaceful world. Her free-spirited nature is challenged by her perceived need to become sensible, and her journey toward this goal is fraught with confusion and more than a few unfortunate – albeit, amusing – mishaps.
Through school events and playtime after class, Anne continues to deepen her bosom friendship with Diana Barry. It almost sours when she frightens the living daylights out of Diana’s elderly Aunt Josephine. Just when all is forgiven, their friendship faces an even more profound test when Anne begins to spend more time with Gilbert.
Meanwhile, at Green Gables, Matthew’s health begins to slide. During an outing into the forest he becomes disoriented and must rely on Anne to find their way home. He implores Anne to hide the incident from Marilla. Anne struggles with her promise to Matthew but she’s not one to harbor secrets. In the end, she confesses to Marilla and wrestles with the burden of her betrayal to Matthew.
The rising tension between Anne, her girlfriends and Gilbert culminates with a daring river rescue. Gilbert saves Anne and relishes his moment as her hero. Although Anne is grateful to Gilbert, she must make a decision that breaks his heart.
"L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars" is the second of three films. The third movie "L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: Fire and Dew," is planned to premiere on YTV (in Canada) on July 1, 2017.
"L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables: The Good Stars" Trailer:
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