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Chestnut

Even though she is an orphan, there is nothing in the world Sally Ann (Makenzie Vega) wants more than a dog. When a pup is abandoned on the road outside the institution where they live, the girls are sure it is heaven sent. But keeping a Great Dane puppy a secret proves to be a growing problem. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Theater Release:
Video Release: 02 Apr 2007
MPAA Rating: G
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Out of fear of losing the dog, the girls keep his existence a secret. Are they justified in their lie? What is it that eventually motivates them to confess? What things should be considered in the decision to get a pet?

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