Have you gotten the chance to sit down and watch some of the Olympic Trials with your family? My kids and I have loved watching all of the amazingly talented people showcasing their talents and skills as we see who will be representing the US in the upcoming Olympics. One of my favorite things to watch during the Olympics and the trials is gymnastics! And, with my daughter given the opportunity to review the new An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars DVD, the two seemed to go hand in hand with our current gymnastics fever!
In the new inspiring feature-length movie, a young girl whose dream to compete as a world class gymnast is jeopardized when she begins to have trouble in school. McKenna Brooks is on track to make the regional competitive gymnastics team but is off-track in school, where she’s suddenly struggling to keep up. When her teacher suggests a tutor, she’s embarrassed and desperate to keep it a secret from her friends. Then a bad fall at the gym sidetracks her from her favorite sport. Will she recover in time to make the team? Can she succeed in school, too? McKenna needs to focus on her strengths to overcome her challenges – and, with the help of family and friends, find a way to believe in herself again.
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.
(Parts taken from a press release)
My daughter absolutely loved this film and so did I! It had such a great message and I found the story to be completely heartwarming! McKenna was able to overcome self doubt, learn to be honest with her best friend, build trust with her parents, and make her dreams come true by putting in the hard work she needed to accomplish her goals. Not only did my daughter enjoy the story, cast, and overall movie, but she it also sparked an interest in gymnastics which made watching the gymnastic Olympic trials so much fun for us! I would absolutely recommend this movie to others!
The An American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars 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.
A big THANK YOU to Universal Studios Home Entertainment for providing me with a free copy of this DVD to review. I was not compensated for this review. I receive product(s) for free so that I can provide my insight and experience. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may vary.