Friday, July 13, 2012

An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars Movie Review, "Shoot for the Stars" Party and a Giveaway! - CLOSED!

Earlier this month, July 3rd to be exact, a great movie for girls was released from Universal Studios Home Entertainment entitled An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars!  We were so lucky to be given a copy of the Blu-ray combo pack of this movie and Bella and I got to host An American Girl - Shoot for the Stars Party!!!  Bella had some friends over and we ate star shaped cookies, and fruit and cheeses cut into star shapes.  The girls each got a bracelet featuring the movie title and they were thrilled to watch the movie together!


With the summer Olympic games coming up, this movie is perfect for kids!  Bella has taken gymnastics in the past, so she could really relate to this film.  The girls loved watching McKenna learn to juggle her gymnastics career and school work.  I think that American Girl books and dolls portray a great image for our young girls and I hope that they make more of these "An American Girl" movies!  (Especially since I'm having another little girl to enjoy them with!)

After the movie, the girls got to work on an activity sheet from the movie.  The other side had a poster from the movie, which the girls were more than thrilled with!  This activity sheet featured a word search, maze and more to keep the girls occupied. 



We all loved the movie and your "American Girl" will too!  Here's a clip from the movie:




Movie Synopsis:

Meet McKenna Brooks(TM), a determined and confident young gymnast, in this all-new modern-day adventure. McKenna(TM) is on track to make the regional competitive gymnastics team but off-track in school, where she's suddenly struggling to keep up. When her teacher suggests a tutor, she's embarrassed and desperate to keep it a secret from her friends. Then a bad fall at the gym sidetracks her from her favorite sport. Will she recover in time to make the team? Can she succeed in school, too? McKenna(TM) needs to focus on her strengths to overcome her challenges - and, with the help of family and friends, find a way to believe in herself again.
 
** An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars can only be purchased at Walmart and in American Girl Stores and online at Walmart.com and AmericanGirl.com.  

***An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars is scheduled to air on Saturday, July 14th at 8/7c on NBC!  -- That's tomorrow night!  You can make it a family movie night!

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45 comments:

Kris said...

I would love to watch this with my daughter

ufg8trj said...

I would watch this with my niece
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hannah k said...

with my sister

Anonymous said...

my daughters!

Maureen said...

I would love to watch this with my daughters!

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Marysa said...

I'd watch this with my daughter!
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costana said...

My niece. Costana78@gmail.com

Nancy said...

I'd watch it with my family.

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Gianna said...

My daughter the big fan!

Jennifer said...

i would love to watch this with my daughter.
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noreen said...

My two daughters

lisa said...

with my girls

AlbaThistles said...

My daughter, CheekyBrenn! :o)

ReggieMann said...

I would like to watch this movie with my niece

nica said...

my nieces!

gail said...

my niece
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akronugurl said...

i would watch this with my daughter

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The Turner family said...

I would love to have this as our family movie night.

mahnrafjtb said...

My beautiful niece would love this.
thanks

helpful heather said...

my cousin!! heather.loftus@aol.com

AmberFaith said...

My daughter.

Steph @ Three Loud Kids! said...

With my daughter!
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Julie Klein said...

I want to watch this movie with all 5 of my nieces!!

deanna said...

like to watch it with my niece Jacq
xoxo

Coupon Clippin Mommy said...

I would watch this movie with my daughter.

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Nicole said...

My daughters.

Jemima Puddleduck said...

I'd love to watch this with my little girl

Kara said...

My gymnast daughter!

heather abbe said...

I'd like to watch this with my girls.

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Candie L said...

I would love to watch this with my niece. Thank you

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Christy Maurer said...

I'd love to watch this with my daughter and nieces!

Brandi Elam said...

I'd like to watch this with my daughters.

AmyLynn said...

I'd love to watch this with my daughter!

Kristie said...

I would love to watch it with some good friends. Their daughters and I would love it. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

momma8385 said...

I would watch this movie with my niece. Thank you for the chance.
:)Jeanne B.T.

Sunnie said...

Id watch it with my girls
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luckynordberg said...

My niece is the perfect age!

Terri Menke said...

With my grand daughter

Mandy said...

My daughters

Laurie said...

my daughter

lilyk said...

I would like to watch this movie with my friend.

Jodi said...

I would love to watch it with my niece.

Veronica said...

I would love to watch this with my daughter.

Debbi said...

I would love to watch this with my daughter! McKenna is her favorite American Girl doll.

Noelle said...

I might have a little viewing party with all of our homeschool girls. That would be fun.