• Released
  • November 11, 2011
  • (NY, LA)
  • PG , 1 hr 27 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Art House/Foreign
The Greening of Whitney Brown Synopsis
A spoiled girl longs for her old life until she befriends an amazing horse.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
By turns pleasant and preposterous, The Greening of Whitney Brown is a reverse Cinderella tale for tweens.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
The film, both in scope and tone, has a downsized vibe that would have made it a much better fit on an ABC Family than in a movie theater.
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50

Slant Magazine

The first strike against the movie is that the awkward and diminutive Sammi Hanratty is never even slightly convincing as an enviable...
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50

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
This simplistic story of bucolic redemption has few pretensions to depth, ambiguity or realism, relying on its name cast, sprightly lead...
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40

Time Out New York

By Nick Schager
Content to be a typical piece of tween rural-versus-urban fluff from the old Hannah Montana: The Movie mold. Such lazy complacency is...
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40

Village Voice

By Nick Pinkerton
This is intended as one of those kid's comeuppance stories, in which a new maturity is won through contact with salt-of-the-earth types and...
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40

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
After a grating start, the movie, directed by Peter Odiorne from a script by Gail Gilchriest ("My Dog Skip"), finds its way into warmer,...
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38

New York Post

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Bright spots in The Greening of Whitney Brown are Bob the horse, a Gypsy Vanner who teaches Whitney about friendship and her rancher grandpa...
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30

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
As she learns the value of public schools and pickup trucks, her erstwhile friends in Philadelphia seem happy to be rid of her. By movie's...
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Though this family film is slick and well-intentioned, it comes off as shallow as a prom committee meeting.
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Rated PG | For Brief Mild Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 9+ So-so tween riches-to-rags story has positive lesson.
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