Meet Chrissa Maxwell. She and her family have just moved, and she has to start at a new school mid-year. Will she fit in? Can she find new friends? On her very first day, Chrissa is seated with three girls who greet her with teasing and tricks. The Mean Bees really know how to stingthey bully her in class, on the bus, online, and even at swim club. Chrissa cant seem to make any new friends; not even with the girl who seems to need a friend the most.
When the biggest bully becomes Chrissa's swimming rival, the taunting finally goes too far. Now its up to Chrissa. Will she find a way to stand strong and stop the bullying?
Though Chrissa tries hard to make new friends, her efforts are rebuffed even by fellow student Gwen (Kaitlyn Dever), who really seems like she could use a good friend. What Chrissa learns from her experience is that by speaking up, she can protect herself and make a huge difference at her school. Best of all, Chrissa finds some true friends in the process. An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong is a quality film about a timely subject that will entertain as well as edify young girls ages 6 and older. -- Tami Horiuchi
|Recommended Age||8 and up|
|Actors||Timothy Bottoms, Sammi Hanratty, Michael Learned, Kaitlyn Dever|
|Running Time||90 minutes|
|Studio||Hbo Home Video|
|Release Date||Jan 6, 2009|