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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:

$220,297 (USA) (20 June 2008)

Gross:

$17,655,201 (USA) (3 October 2008)
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Trivia

Madison Davenport dyed her blonde hair brown for her role as Ruthie Smithens. See more »

Goofs

The bank that's foreclosing the houses is located at 510 Main Street in Cincinnati, between Eighth and John Streets. 510 Main is actually between Fifth and Sixth Streets. See more »

Quotes

Jefferson Jasper Berk: Miss Bond? I have never levitated a mobile librarian before.
Miss May Dooley: Have you ever levitated a dance instructor?
Jefferson Jasper Berk: Yes, but that's a long story.
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Follows An American Girl Adventure (2005) See more »

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Bye Bye Blackbird
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Mort Dixon
Performed by Eddie Graff
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decent family movie
6 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was able to see this the other day with my child, and I must say I thought it was a decent little family movie. There were some very good lessons taught about acceptance of others, not giving up, and being happy with what you have in life. When it was over, I overheard a little girl say, "I want to see that one again." My child had the same reaction. The only complaint I have comes in the latter part of the film. Without going into details, it seems that the film unravels a bit during the third act. However, it recovers nicely, and hits the right emotional note at the end. Definitely one I'd recommend to parents and their children (both boy and girl).


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