• Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

Release Date: June 20th, 2008

DVD Release Date: October 28th, 2008

G |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Kit Kittredge (Abigail Breslin), a girl growing up in Depression-era Cincinnati, has a nose for news and a knack for picking up strays. When a crime spree hits the Ohio city, all evidence points to the local hobo community, particularly Kit's friend Will. She recruits her friends Ruthie and Stirling to sniff out the real thief, but the children uncover a plot that reaches far beyond Cincinnati.

Cast: Abigail Breslin, Joan Cusack, Jane Krakowski, Stanley Tucci, Chris O'Donnell, Julia Ormond, Glenne Headly, Max Thieriot

Director: Patricia Rozema

Genres: Comedy drama , Children

Production Co: New Line Cinema, HBO Films

Distributors: Picturehouse

Keywords: Quest , Friendship , Friend , 1930s , Inspiring , Mystery , Investigation , Father , Heartwarming , Mother

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Offers solid, kid-friendly storytelling. show more

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    While the film starring Abigail Breslin as a resourceful 10-year-old is faithful to the Kit books, it's pokey where it should be perky. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    It's not only fresh and unassuming, but a film that serves, very nicely, the severely underserved audience of young girls. show more

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