American Girl: Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight

American Girl: Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight
American Girl: Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight
  • NR
  • 1h 39m
  • 2014
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Nine-year-old Isabelle is an inspired dancer with a flair for fashion design. She's thrilled to be studying ballet at a prestigious performing arts school, but her classmates are so talented—and she can't help feeling that she's always in the shadow of her "perfect" older sister, Jade. So when her idol, a famous ballerina, encourages her to audition for a professional ballet, Isabelle isn't sure she can land the role. And when a competitive classmate starts pointing out Isabelle's every mistake, her confidence sinks even further. Can she find the courage to step into the spotlight and discover her own way to shine?

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Young dancer learns lessons in sweet live-action movie.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that An American Girl: Isabelle Dances into the Spotlight is the live-action film about 2014's American Girl of the Year. The movie focuses on the titular Isabelle, a talented but insecure young dancer who worries that she's not as good as her peers or her older sister. Although the dolls are beloved by even toddlers, the movie is best reserved for kids already in elementary school and mature enough for a full-length live-action story. Throughout the movie, Isabelle learns about overcoming obstacles including stage fright, nerves, jealousy, and fear. She works hard, accepts help, and learns a lot not only about herself but also her family and the joy of dancing.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:July 8, 2014
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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