March 2010

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Movie for All Ages

Kit Kittredge, the movie, is one of the most family-friendly pieces of entertainment out there. It’s one of the very few live action movies that’s suitable for people of all ages. If I’m comfortable with my four-year-old watching it—yet my almost-30-year-old husband also found it funny and enjoyable—you know it’s an all-around great family movie.

It’s based on the American Girls character Kit Kittredge who wants to be a news reporter. It’s 1934 and the Great Depression is beginning to hit home. As her friends—and eventually her own family—struggle to make it day by day, Kit makes new friends she never thought she’d make while she solves a mystery, the life of a friend, and even her family in the end.