Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
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Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
Producer Julia Roberts brings the American Girl brand to the big screen for the very first time with this inspirational tale concerning a nine-year-old girl named Kit Kittredge (Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin) growing up during the Great Depression. Though the American Girls have previously appeared on the small screen in Samantha: An American Girl Holiday, Felicity: An American Girl Adventure, and Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front, Kit's adventure marks the very first major theatrical endeavor for the characters created by author Valerie Tripp. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A gently thoughtful, audience-appropriate entertainment that assembles swell actors to play colorful characters who don't shy away from depicting serious hard times."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"This is a sweet, G-rated story of 1930s girl power, with nary a princess in sight."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Mostly, Kit Kittredge is exactly what you'd expect -- a treacle-sweet, simplistic story about maintaining a stiff upper lip in the face of adversity, keeping your family together, and not judging a book by its cover."
‑ Heather Huntington,
"More depth than you would expect"
‑ Jackie K. Cooper,
"The movie respects its young audience, it has a keen appreciation for what it means to be a child in a troubled world, and it knows that there's plenty to be said for the optimism that comes with innocence."
‑ Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine)
"The tweener girls for whom it is aimed deserve better. A mind is a terrible thing to waste."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"Kit Kittredge is proof of how far you can get with the right screenwriter -- in this instance one versed in Children's Adventures 101 -- and director."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"Emotionally affecting but dramatically wobbly, "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl" touchingly illustrates the sting of poverty without overly resorting to childish shenanigans."
‑ Tim Grierson, Screendaily
"When I have children, this is the kind of movie I hope they will like. It's intelligent, it's meaningful, and it doesn't condescend to kids. In fact, it actually encourages kids to think."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"Kit Kittredge has many of the classic ingredients of a successful family tale, but it's most notable success is in the unusual themes it brings to the forefront."
‑ Carolyn Arends, Christianity Today
"This classy, heart-on-its-sleeve movie is packed with laudable life lessons and Depression-era trivia."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"For what it is and for whom it's intended (young children), Kit Kittredge works and works wonderfully."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"What could have been an oasis of quiet, thought provoking nostalgia turns out to be an utter bore. Yes, it's family friendly but it's also entertainment exterminating."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"The movie gets by largely on its guileless, upbeat charm, and on those same qualities as found in Abigail Breslin."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"...sweet-tempered and endearing, mining several layers of nostalgia..."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
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