The Greening Of Whitney Brown
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As the most popular girl in her uptown Philadelphia middle school, Whitney Brown seemingly had it all. Her parents, Henry and Joan, were happy and prosperous. She was elected president of her class. Her grades were perfect, her clothes were perfect, her friends were perfect - and she had a crush on the perfect boy. Her life was every girl's dream - until the day reality crashed Whitney's party. Her father loses his job, and with it, his family's financial security. Forced to relocate to her grandparents' abandoned farm far away from civilization, Whitney Brown suddenly becomes… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's all extraordinarily predictable, made no more palatable by flat characters and a dull cast."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"It flies off the rails in a third act so devoid of logic it could have been concocted on the moon."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"So-so tween riches-to-rags story has positive lesson."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"A kind of equal opportunity economic hard times cinema proclaiming that Occupy Wall Street attitude is not just for grownups, the movie poses the question: What's a One Percent spoiled tween to do when dumped CEO Dad's credit cards are beyond maxed out."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"There's a fair amount of greening, but that doesn't make Whitney any less grating."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"Helmer Odiorne creates a suitably groomed pastoral setting for Gilchriest's relentlessly upbeat script, but does little to suggest a context larger than Whitney's limited p.o.v."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"An obnoxious and self-absorbed little girl tries to cope with a down-scaled life."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"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 end, you'll feel exactly the same."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"By turns pleasant and preposterous, The Greening of Whitney Brown is a reverse Cinderella tale for tweens."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"This saddles-and-sass mash-ups' most telling image is an equine hoof painted electric pink."
‑ R. Kurt Osenlund, Slant Magazine
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