Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Sweet and engaging adventure for all ages.

G 2008 100 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 27 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 32 reviews

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age 5+

Sweet and thoughtful film

This is wonderful! A thoughtful look at kindness and resilience during the Great Depression, which is sadly pretty relevant right now. It started a lot of conversations with my 6yo about homelessness and economic hardship. While everything is fairly sanitized (those were the cleanest and tidiest homeless people I've ever seen!), it still doesn't shy away from hard topics, and has a lot of compassion for people going through hard times (which ends up being everyone in the film as the Depression progresses). There's a bit of mystery and excitement and adventure, and while it's clearly a movie for children, I enjoyed watching it with my daughter (although I'm sure boys would enjoy as well). Stanley Tucci and Joan Cusack and Julia Ormond FTW!!

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age 5+

Repeat worthy

I have watched this movie with my daughters many times since its release . We own a copy. I never tire of it, and always get teary at the end. The attention to historic detail is great. There are well known actors in the movie. Also, this AG movie is free of the cheesy moments you'll see in their other movies.

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