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Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)

G | | Drama, Family | 2 July 2008 (USA)
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Set in Cincinnati at the height of the Great Depression, Kit Kittredge, a resourceful young girl, helps her mother run a boardinghouse after her father loses his job.

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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? Written by wgdpink

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$220,297, 22 June 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,655,201, 5 October 2008
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Madison Davenport dyed her blonde hair brown for her role as Ruthie Smithens. See more »

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Kit's dad is seen leaving for Chicago in a Flxible Clipper bus, which was not produced until 1937, three years after the movie's 1934 setting. See more »

Quotes

Miss Bond: I'm sorry.. we were trying to be like Robin Hood- you know, steal from the rich to give to the poor. But... really, all we were doing was stealing from the rich... and the poor... and keeping it for ourselves. That's what we did, really.
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References It Happened One Night (1934) See more »

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Lullaby of Broadway
Written by Harry Warren and Al Dubin
Performed by Boshra Alsaadi
Courtesy of Matt Chiaravalle Productions
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Touching and educational!
6 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl is a touching story about a young girl (named Kit) who is living during the Great Depression. The movie follows Kit and her family as they struggle through the tough times of the Great Depression. It is a very moving movie, with several emotional scenes, especially near the end.

This movie introduces viewers personally to the struggles that people had to go through during the time period, and I feel that this is one of the strengths of the movies. Not only is it touching and moving, but it also educates the viewer on what the time period was really like, giving a personal perspective to an important period of history.

In terms of acting, I absolutely loved Abigail Breslin as Kit. She is an amazing actress, and I think this is one of her best performances. All of the other actors give great performances, as well.

This is a wonderful movie that can be enjoyed by anyone, kids and adults alike. It is a movie which both touches the heart, and educates the mind.


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