From Melissa Girimonte of The Televixen:
Sara Botsford: Marilla for a New Generation in Anne of Green Gables
“The style of this film is quite different. Itâ€™s much more realistic thanÂ idealistic, and itâ€™s much more grounded. [Director]Â John Kent Harrison has a very clear idea. In his mind, the relationship for Marilla is with Matthew. Itâ€™s not with Anne. Thatâ€™s a relationship that grows, but at the beginning of the film, itâ€™s not about this orphan kid who showed up; itâ€™s about Marillaâ€™sÂ brother and heâ€™s not really going to do without this person to help us on the farm.” Continue reading.