Kit Kittredge (Abigail Breslin) is the only child of a Cincinnati couple in the 1930's. An aspiring newspaper reporter, Kit spends some time in her room, tapping out her stories on an old typewriter. Her father (Chris O'Donnell) owns a car dealership and her very pretty mother (Julia Ormond) takes care of their lovely home, where she often hosts garden teas. But, the Great Depression is gripping the nation and soon Mr. Kittredge is out of work and traveling to Chicago to look for a new job. Meanwhile, Mrs. Kittredge is forced to take in boarders to make ends meet, including a dancer (Jane Krakowski), a magician (Stanley Tucci), a mobile librarian (Joan Cusack), an uptight mother (Glenne Headley) and her young son. Also arriving on the Kittredge's doorstep are two young hobos, teenager Will (Max Thieriot) and pre-teen County (Willow Smith). These latter two youngsters will do any odd jobs in exchange for food and Mrs. K. welcomes them over the objections of neighbors. But, will the Kittredge family save their home? Also, will Kit see her fondest wish and get published, all the while solving the mystery of who took her family's safety box of money and other costly possessions? This is a nice, nice film for American families with young girls. Breslin is enchanting in the title role, exhibiting her sweet spunk and contagious enthusiasm at all times. The supporting cast is likewise wonderful, with O'Donnell very fine as the sensitive father and Ormond, especially, doing a terrific turn as the beautiful, courageous mother. All of the other supporting cast members previously mentioned, along with Wallace Shawn as a stuffy newspaper editor, fulfill their roles handily, too, with special mention extended to young Willow Smith for her nice interpretation of the part of a young drifter with a big secret. The film looks sensational, from the Kittredge's gorgeous home and grounds to the costumes to the wonderful cinematography. As to the script, it is a nice combination of history, intrigue, and the triumph of the human spirit, especially the hope and new possibilities that children bring into the world. Even though the direction could have been a bit snappier, the film rolls along nicely, too. In short, this is a lovely film for young girls and their families, with abundant laughs, lessons, and love. Do skedaddle over to the nearest theater and make time for Kit and company. Then, head to the library as well, for the books which inspired the film are very, very fine indeed.
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Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl is a movie starring Abigail Breslin, Stanley Tucci, and Joan Cusack. Set in Cincinnati at the height of the Great Depression, Kit Kittredge, a resourceful young girl, helps her mother run a...
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'Kit Kittredge: An American Mystery' centers around a young girl living in the struggles of the Great Depression. 10 year old Kit lives in a boarding house her parents own in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has a passion for writing, & dreams of having something of hers put in the local paper someday. With the help of her friends, Sterling & Ruthie, will her dream finally come true?
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American girls, including older gals like me, will enjoy this one very much, Breslin shines brightly!Reviewed byinkblot11Vote: 8/10
"Kit Kittredge" began well, and I was impressed by the nice sense of period that the film invoked. Then, after about a half-hour or so, everything went awry, and I got too large a dosage of heavy-handed screenplay and direction. Let me hasten to say, however, that any shortcomings are not the fault of little Abigail Breslin, who is wonderful in the title role. Chris O'Donnell, who plays her father, is quite believable too, as is a nicely understated Max Thieriot in the role of young hobo Will Shepherd. On the debit side, Joan Cusack overacts by a wide margin as mobile librarian Miss Bond, and so does Wallace Shawn as newspaper editor Mr. Gibson. I suppose the main weakness, as so often happens in the motion picture industry, is the shallow script. It is way too manipulative and predictable. I could guess most all that might happen, with everything being tied up in a nice, comfy package by the final iris. Nope, that is not life, and it is also not effective storytelling. The "bad guys" are portrayed as buffoons, simply comic relief (complete with cartoonish music), and of course the downtrodden folks in the hobo community come little short of sainthood, one and all. If you want a truly great American Girl movie, go instead for "Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front," which is outstanding in every respect.
Kit Kitredge, An American Girl is a classic. This film falls into thecategory of its a Wonderful Life, Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and Grapes ofWrath. The acting is fine but not formal. The mother of Kit surelydeserves an Academy Award. This mom is real and not just another selfsuperior empty mom as played in an empty way in some family films likethe mom in Drill bit Taylor. She is the opposite of the mom in DrillBit Taylor. This mom in Kit Kitredge is wise. She has elegance but isalso real in her struggles. This is a mom that anyone could look up to.She reminds me of the strong performances of Andy Griffith. Her finalscene was one of the strongest acting moments in film history and Ihave seen over 8,000 films. She shows the full range of emotion andgives a performance reminding me of Claudette Colbert in the 1944 Sinceyou went Away. The film also has a style similar to the live showAnnie.
This film moves at a fast enough pace to keep all ages happy. Itreveals the era of the Depression with total respect for the people ofthe era. My family lived through the depression so I know this isauthentic. It is a little like the old Nancy Drew but with tremendousinvolvement with all the characters. The film takes the high road inwhich moral decisions are clearly understood. There is also a mysteryand it is interesting. All the acting is fine and there are a greatvariety of actors of all ages.. This film reminds me that movies arenot suppose to be aimed at one particular age group in order to improveticket sales. This is just a good old fashioned movie.
Frank Capra would be proud of this film of the underdog against aseries of obstacles. The only sad thing is that it has sold so fewtickets. I suspect this film will linger for a long time and rent manyDVDs. It is a film that could be shown to people many years from now. Ihighly recommend this movie. American girl refused to sell out theirintegrity in order to sell tickets. I hope American Girl makes morefilms. Great film.