Thursday, July 10, 2008

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
Rated G
101 Minutes
Nicole’s Rating: B

Stepping away from my usual action movies, this movie brought a softer side that still entertained me.

Set back at the start of the depression era, you’re drawn to each character and how they are coping with the hard times. Kit is a young girl with a big dream of becoming a reporter for her local newspaper. Kit sees her neighborhood literally shut down due foreclosures and they all come together to help each other out, unfortunately, not everyone is playing on fair grounds. A string of robberies and assaults have eluded major communities in Ohio and the Hobo community is being blamed for it. Kit uses he investigative ways to find out the truth behind this crime spree.

The veteran actors in this film (Julia Ormond, Stanley Tucci and Joan Cusack) do a wonderful job portraying their characters but the movie belonged to the kid actors. You fall in love with each one of them. Watching this movie, you get a sense of how it was back in the day and maybe how easy we can fall back into a depression time.

My only criticism of the movie is that is has a slow start, but once it starts rolling it’s highly entertaining.

This movie is great for a family night out, probably mostly for the girls and ladies though.

1 comment:

Roberta Clark said...

Hi Nic,
Dennis is so excited to see this movie. I thought that was funny! I asked why---and he said, "Because of all the old cars!" We're going to see it as soon as it comes to little ole K-town!
Love ya-