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What Katy Did (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  1999 (USA)
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A thirteen year old girl seems to be more than her widowed father can handle at times, even with the aid of her aunt, until a tragic accident changes the young girl's outlook on life.

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A thirteen year old girl seems to be more than her widowed father can handle at times, even with the aid of her aunt, until a tragic accident changes the young girl's outlook on life.

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In one off color "Tonight Show" monologue, Johnny Carson fictitiously referred to the titles in the series as, "What Katy Did", "What Katy Did Next", and "Son of Katy"! See more »

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When Elsie wakes up in the night and walks across the hall, having heard Katy fall, her hair is clearly in braids. When she enters Katy's room her hair is loose, even though only a few seconds have passed. See more »

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Version of Katy (1962) See more »

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Adventures of a young girl, Katy Carr, her widowed father, Dr. Carr, and her siblings in 19th-c. rural America
17 August 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

As a young girl, I read this book and its sequels "What Katy Did at School" and "What Katy Did Next." This is an entertaining little movie that is chiefly of interest for its cast. Many of the actors have gone on to bigger roles. Incidentally, while the IMDb gives the date as "2004" the end credits state it is 1999. It's fun to see Allison Pill, the sophisticated Zelda Fitzgerald of "Midnight in Paris" in this young role as tomboy Katy. And yes, that's a pint-sized Michael Cera in an early appearance as little "Dorry."

The movie simplifies the book somewhat (one fewer Carr sibling; Katy's story is telescoped in time, so that it all seems to happen in one year). The rural setting is lovely and Canadian viewers will enjoy spotting some of the actual locations. The story is sombre in its middle part, perhaps too depressing for young viewers. It will, perhaps, mainly appeal to adults who remember Katy from their childhood.


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