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Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)

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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.

Director:

Patricia Rozema

Writers:

Ann Peacock, Valerie Tripp (Kit Kittredge stories)
2 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Abigail Breslin ... Kit Kittredge
Julia Ormond ... Margaret Kittredge
Chris O'Donnell ... Jack Kittredge
Jane Krakowski ... Miss Dooley
Wallace Shawn ... Mr. Gibson
Max Thieriot ... Will Shepherd
Willow Smith ... Countee
Glenne Headly ... Mrs. Howard
Zach Mills ... Stirling Howard
Kenneth Welsh ... Uncle Hendrick
Madison Davenport ... Ruthie Smithens
Joan Cusack ... Miss Bond
Stanley Tucci ... Jefferson Berk
Dylan Smith ... Frederich
Douglas Nyback ... Billy
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Storyline

'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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site | Official site

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mystery See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$220,297, 22 June 2008

Gross USA:

$17,657,973

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,657,973
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Kitt gives the Cincinnati Register Editor her stories to read, they are in a portfolio envelope. When the Editor opens the portfolio, he removes an attached, corded elastic band which was stretched around the portfolio. Corded elastic bands for these types of thin cardboard portfolios did not exist in 1934. These envelopes would be tied with an attached, flattened cloth grosgrain ribbon type of tie. See more »

Quotes

Kit Kittredge: [very serious] Do you swear allegiance to the Treehuse Club?
Florence Stone: [solemn] I do.
Kit Kittredge: And if the Ninth Street Club asks you to join their club?
Florence Stone: I will laugh in their faces.
Frances Stone: [whispering] Florence! You're *supposed* to say, 'I will decline'!
Florence Stone: Oh.
[very seriously]
Florence Stone: I will decline... and laugh.
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Connections

Follows An American Girl Adventure (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Bye Bye Blackbird
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Mort Dixon
Performed by Eddie Graff
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About time they made these kind of movies for kids
2 July 2008 | by chufas-63183See all my reviews

It's about time they made these movies for kids instead of the shoot-em-up junk that attracts kids nowadays. It's also about time girls were the focus of movies. Where have all the young female role models gone? I just saw Kit and am very pleased at the movie. The historical references are very accurate, the story is accurate as to what was happening the the Depression, and children can learn a lot from this movie. Also, children were respectful to their elders, it's a "clean" movie, but there's a great message and it's about time. No, it's not going to win any Academy Awards, but it might give kids today an idea of what life was like during a particularly troubling period in American history--just like NOW!!!! MAKE MORE of these!!!! I'll take my granddaughter to every one of them--MORE than once! Yes, I took her to see Wall-E, yes, we also saw Indiana Jones, but we need more of THESE MOVIES for kids to balance the imaginations!! GREAT MOVIE!


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