American Girl: Lea to the Rescue

American Girl: Lea to the Rescue
American Girl: Lea to the Rescue
  • NR
  • 1h 37m
  • 2016
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Born for adventure, Lea Clark heads deep into the Brazilian rainforest, where her most exciting story awaits. When Lea’s brother, Zac, goes missing while studying the ecology in South America—and she suspects he’s fallen prey to a band of ruthless animal poachers—Lea convinces her mom to spring into action. From the minute their plane touches down, Lea’s mom wants her to stay safe in the city, but Lea is determined to save both her brother and the endangered exotic animals she loves! Will Lea come to the rescue of her brother before it’s too late?

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Common Sense Says
Action-packed jungle mystery has suspense, peril.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that American Girl: Lea to the Rescue is an adventure movie based on the 2016 American Girl Doll of the Year. A departure from the previous American Girl films, which have been either historical in nature or gently resolved issue-oriented stories, this film finds heroic 10-year-old Lea Clark far from home trying to rescue her kidnapped older brother from a gang of dangerous animal poachers. The suspenseful tale takes place in Brazil, where Lea must overcome a series of perilous events. Disobeying her mom, Lea is pursued by criminals, confronted by tribesmen, lost in the jungle, and repeatedly put in physical danger (falls, capture, the close presence of exotic wild animals). She shimmies up trees, crosses a river, and proves to be athletic and mostly effective. As in the other movies in the series, there are certainly positive messages (respect for other cultures, surprising friendships, accepting life's continuing changes), but those take a back seat to the movie's overall tone, which is one of mystery, adventure, and danger.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:May 31, 2016
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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