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Overall A

Momentary shock and disbelief engulf Mathew Cuthbert (Richard Farnsworth), a soft-spoken bachelor and his sister, Marilla (Colleen Dewhurst), after they decide to adopt a sturdy boy old enough to help with the chores on their farm, yet young enough to be raised with their values. However, when Matthew arrives at the train station to pick up the orphaned lad they requested, all he finds is a skinny red-haired girl accompanied by a worn out carpetbag and a huge imagination.

Violence A-
Sexual Content A
Profanity A-
Substance Use B+

Anne Of Green Gables

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