Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)

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… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: June 20, 2008
DVD Release Date: October 28, 2008
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Refreshingly sweet and sincere, Kit's doll-and-book-inspired do-good mystery may be geared towards the tween girl but will please audiences of all ages.

Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

It's hard to dislike a tween picture that opens with Eleanor Roosevelt, but if explaining mortgage meltdowns to their tots doesn't sent parents screaming, the performances will.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

This classy, heart-on-its-sleeve movie is packed with laudable life lessons and Depression-era trivia.

Annie Wagner
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Set in a well-scrubbed Depression-era Cincinnati, Kit Kittredge is surprisingly effective at addressing economic hardship in terms kids can understand.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

A gently thoughtful, audience-appropriate entertainment that assembles swell actors to play colorful characters who don't shy away from depicting serious hard times.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

This is a sweet, G-rated story of 1930s girl power, with nary a princess in sight.

Julie Washington
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Kit Kittredge makes a wonderful summer outing for grandmothers, moms and daughters -- and the boys they invite along.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

The tweener girls for whom it is aimed deserve better. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Heather Huntington

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Careter
It's not a movie just for little girls, it is a great history lesson for a lot of people, but it could have been great without the American Girl logo,… More
JY Skacto
Once again, we have another film from under the radar that is a nice watch for the entire family. <i>Kit Kittredge: An American Girl</i> has a… More
Red Lats
Kit Kittredge is a kid growing up in the early 1930's when everyone was losing their jobs, and families had to diversify to pay the bills. Kit's… More
Bob O'Reilly
Kitt Kittredge is a nice vehicle for the popular Abigail Breslin. After Little Miss Sunshine she may be the most saught after child actress in Hollywood. And… More
Jennifer Xu
Isn't interested in portraying the grim lifestyles of the Depression but rather creates a faux-American Girl doll populated imitation of one. This movie… More
Bradley Wright
It's not a movie just for little girls, it is a great history lesson for a lot of people, but it could have been great without the American Girl logo,… More

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