Lea To The Rescue: Movie Review

IMG_0244Hello everyone! It’s Brianna here with a movie review of the newest American Girl movie ‘Lea to the Rescue’ that came out Tuesday, June 14th, 2016.


  • Amazing scenery such as Brazilian Mountains, Amazon Rain forest, and others.
  • They also speak in Portuguese in the movie and an ancient native language once in a while in the movie.
  • Tension. This movie is full of tension from people being chased by poachers, to her brother being kidnapped.


  • Sometimes they don’t tell you what the English translation is for non – English words in the movie, so it is a little hard to tell what is going on. Though, that only happens once or twice, so it isn’t a big deal.

In most of the movie, Lea wears her ‘rainforest hike outfit’ but they also show her meet dress, celebration outfit, Bahia shirt, and pajamas.  We didn’t seen the swimwear.

Some people who star in this movie are:

  • Maggie Elizabeth Jones as Lea Clark
  • Storm Reid as Aki
  • Hallie Todd as Mrs. Clark
  • Laysla De Oliveira as Paula Ferreira
  • Connor Dowds as Zac Clark
  • Sean Cameron Michael as Ricardo Carvalho
  • Rehane Abrahams Officer Adriana Costa
  • Kevin Otto as Rick Clark

On a scale of one to ten, one being horrible and 10 being amazing. I would rate this movie a 9.  Kids in lower elementary might find the “bad guys” and chase scenes scary.

I hope you get to see Lea To The Rescue, it’s a very special, one of a kind American Girl Movie. I hope you enjoyed my post!



22 thoughts on “Lea To The Rescue: Movie Review

  1. jackylina

    You really liked the movie? How would you compare it to other GOTY movies? I’m trying really hard to hold off my opinion of it until I see the whole thing but after seeing the first nine minutes from that sneak preview AG gave, I’m not sure if I’m going to like it. It just seems to over the top with actors over-acting.


    1. Jen Post author

      Dear Jackylina,

      I did enjoy the movie. Personally, this is one of my favorite american girl movies. I love tension in movies, so this was a good movie for me. I think Hallie Todd who played Mrs. Clark in the movie did a good job. She really represents what a real mom would do if one of her children were missing. When you see the whole movie, please tell me what you think of it. Thanks!


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  2. Marianne

    Thanks for the review…especially for the grammer school kids warning….I will buy it for myself , but will wait till granddaughter is older…


    1. Jen Post author

      Ok! I would recommend for your granddaughter to be about 10+ to watch this film. There isn’t any bad words or anything in it, it’s just kind of scary in a few parts.


  3. blackiesunshine

    Kidnapped? Chased? This really does NOT sound like an AG movie. It sounds more like something Universal might release to be bargain-binned the month after. I hope Melody gets a movie that could actually happen. Sorry, but from what I’ve seen/heard, I would give this movie a 2.


    1. Jen Post author

      Dear Blackiesunshine,

      That’s ok, I though it was unlike an AG Movie to. Lea isn’t kidnapped but a family member is.




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