Kit Kittredge: An American Girl [Blu-ray]
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Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (BD)
The Great Depression hits home for nine-year-old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. Oscar nominee* Abigail Breslin stars as Kit, leading a splendid cast in the first-ever American Girl theatrical movie. In order to keep their home, Kit and her mother must take in boarders paying houseguests who turn out to be full of fascinating stories. When mothers lockbox containing all their money is stolen, Kits new hobo friend Will is the prime suspect. Kit refuses to believe that Will would steal, and her efforts to sniff out the real news get her and her friends into big trouble. The police say the robbery was an inside job, committed by someone they knew. So if it wasnt Will, then who did it?]]>
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Family movie night has gotten hard lately because it is winter so we have it more often and I feel like we have run out of movies. When this came up as available I had remembered watching it but my daughter hadn't. She is 10 and said she liked it but I could tell that she didn't love it.
There is an air of a who done it in the story and it is cute while touching on how hard it was for people during the depression. This is the story of a confident little girl who will let nothing and no one keep her from becoming a journalist especially while she breaks a big story and manages to catch a criminal and clear the name of an innocent person at the same time. It is a great family movie especially if you have kids between 6-10, my 4 year old son wasn't interested in watching it all.
There is a lot a little girl can learn from Kit Kittredge and a lot adults can learn too and it spills into life today. It teaches you about not listening to stereotypes, standing up for what you believe in, not letting people get you down and learning who your true friends are.
My suggestion is that before the kids watch this film, you talk about the events surrounding the Great Depression and the effect it had on all kinds of people, rich and poor. Since the film talks about the hobos, it's a good idea to talk about the migrants of the Depression, why they had become homeless, the desperate straits they fell into, and the prejudice they faced.
Although some of the subject matter may seem heavy and depressing, the film is not at all depressing. It's actually quite uplifting and even funny at times. There was plenty to talk about after the film and the kids want to watch it again.
Mature elementary school students, both boys and girls, would enjoy this movie. It's both entertaining and educational, plus it includes lessons on honesty, compassion, patience and loyalty. Wish there were more films for kids like this.
-From the First Grade Film Reviewer