We are getting ready for the 2012 Olympic Games to kick off on July 27th. To start things off, last week, we played host to a few girls to enjoy the new American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars movie. Since our the Libby and I enjoy the gymnastics portion of the Summer Olympics the most, this movie was a great choice for us and our guests!
A talented young gymnast turns trials into triumphs in the inspiring new feature-length movie, An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars™, coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital Download on July 3, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Inspired by the beloved American Girl® line of dolls and featuring the celebrated 2012 Girl of the Year®, the film stars Oscar® nominee
Nia Vardalos (My Life In Ruins, My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Jade Pettyjohn (“The United States of Tara”) as McKenna™, Ian Ziering (“Beverly Hills 90210”), Kerris Dorsey (Moneyball, “Brothers & Sisters”) and former Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby (Broadway’s “Peter Pan”).
A modern and heartwarming original story about a young girl whose dream to compete as a world class gymnast is jeopardized when she begins to have trouble in school, An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars™ helps girls learn to believe not only in their family and friends but also themselves. With more than 139 million books and 21 million dolls sold, American Girl® has earned the loyalty of millions of girls and the praise and trust of parents and educators. Just in time for the Summer Games, this fun family film on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD is available only at Wal-Mart, American Girl® retail stores and americangirl.com. A must-own addition for American Girl® fans, the film can also be purchased via Digital Download through a variety of online retailers.
Our viewing party was Star Themed and we decorated the living room with star streamers, pictures of Olympic gymnasts, and served some red, white and blue themed snacks!
The girls had a great time partying and they really enjoyed the movie. At the end of the party, each girl received an American Girl rubber bracelet, activity sheet and 1 lucky girl went home with her own copy of the movie!
Disclosure: I received a promotional item to facilitate this review and host a party in my home. All thoughts and opinions are my own.