The Greening of Whitney Brown

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The Greening of Whitney Brown
The Greening of Whitney Brown poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Peter Skillman Odiorne
Produced by Justin Moore-Lewy
Charlie Mason
Written by Gail Gilchriest
Starring Sammi Hanratty
Brooke Shields
Aidan Quinn
Kris Kristofferson
Music by Randy Edelman
Perfect Weekend
Heavy Lifting
Distributed by ARC Entertainment
Release date
  • November 11, 2011 (2011-11-11)
Country United States
Language English

The Greening of Whitney Brown is a 2011 adventure film directed by Peter Skillman Odiorne. It stars Aidan Quinn, Brooke Shields, Kris Kristofferson and Sammi Hanratty. The film received a limited theatrical release on November 11, 2011.[1]


Whitney Brown (Sammi Hanratty), a privileged and popular Philadelphia teenager, nominates herself and her best friend, Lindsay, for class president (which they win because they promised to throw the best school formal). Her mother, Joan (Brooke Shields), then gives her a credit card so she can buy a dress for the formal. After Whitney does a great deal of shopping, Joan's credit card is eventually declined. Later, they see on television that the office where Whitney's father, Henry (Aidan Quinn), works has declared bankruptcy. This means her father is now unemployed and her family will be destitute. The bank repossesses everything they have and Whitney's world becomes upended.

Her family has to move to Whitney's grandparents' old farm in the country. There, far from her dizzying world of shallow girlfriends, endless parties, and school pressures, she finds a new best pal: Bob, a beautiful and spirited Gypsy (Vanner) horse belonging to her new neighbor. The neighbor, Dusty (Kris Kristofferson), is a crusty rancher who turns out to be her estranged grandfather. Through her new relationships with Bob, Dusty, and her parents, Whitney rediscovers what it means to respect not only nature and her family, but also someone very special she had almost lost touch with: herself. At her new school, she feels like a fish out of water, having no contact with her old friends for months. She has to accept the way things are now or do something about it. [2]


Filming locations[edit]

The movie was filmed in Agnes Scott College - 141 E. College Avenue, Decatur, Georgia, and Atlanta.[3]

Home media[edit]

The film was released on DVD on January 3, 2012.


  1. ^ "The Greening of Whitney Brown". Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  2. ^ "FILM MOVIE REVIEW". SlantMagazine. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  3. ^ The Greening of Whitney Brown

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