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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)
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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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Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lesley Barber was originally hired as the composer for the film. Some of her score remains in the finished film. See more »

Goofs

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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Connections

References It Happened One Night (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Fence Me In
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Josh Turner
Courtesy of MCA Nashville
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decent family movie
6 August 2008 | by Willie-12See 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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