Anne is a coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890's, who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly spinster and her aging brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination.
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There are no surprises in this story. All is predictable, sorrows pass, happiness triumphs--a formula that works out splendidly in this endearing tale.Wall Street Journal Full Review
Overall, the pacing of the new Anne is rather slow, but not so much that it ruins the underlying heartfelt emotions that make just about every variation on Anne of Green Gables irresistible.Yahoo TV Full Review
This adaptation may suffer in comparison to the novel and iconic 1980s miniseries, but it’s still fun family fare for the holidays.Indiewire Full Review
In the choice between making a good adaptation or a good film, L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables chooses... neither, content with being a dull film and a mediocre adaptation. It’s not poorly done as much as it’s just off, with an interpretation of the story that feels like a blurred copy of the original.Variety Full Review