The Greening Of Whitney Brown
The Greening Of Whitney Brown (2011)

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… More

Rated: PG
Running Time:
Release Date: November 11, 2011
DVD Release Date: January 3, 2012
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

It's all extraordinarily predictable, made no more palatable by flat characters and a dull cast.

Full review…
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

It flies off the rails in a third act so devoid of logic it could have been concocted on the moon.

Full review…
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

So-so tween riches-to-rags story has positive lesson.

Full review…
Sara Stewart
New York Post

There's a fair amount of greening, but that doesn't make Whitney any less grating.

Full review…
Ronnie Scheib

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.

Full review…
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An obnoxious and self-absorbed little girl tries to cope with a down-scaled life.

Full review…
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

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.

Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

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

Full review…
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine

This saddles-and-sass mash-ups' most telling image is an equine hoof painted electric pink.

Full review…