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Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain

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Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
performer:
Anna Chlumsky, Christina Ricci
genre:
ActionAdventure

We gave it a B+

It’s ironic that this carefully feminist kids’ adventure, which goes to great lengths to empower its distaff heroes, ended up with such a nasty pun in its title. The girls of Gold Diggers: The Secret of Bear Mountain work hard for the money: Tomboy Jody (Anna Chlumsky) sleeps outdoors, is misunderstood by her neighbors, hungers for adventure, and enlivens the small-town exile of newcomer Beth (Christina Ricci). They face parental strictures, a near drowning, and an encounter with a grizzly in their search for hidden treasure. Particularly compelling among the strong supporting cast is David Keith, playing a scarily two-faced father figure. As a diversion for youngsters, this tale isn’t quite video gold, but it’s far from dross. B+

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