Friday, July 04, 2008

Kit Kittredge : An American Girl

The film Kit Kittredge:An American Girl, draws an interesting audience. There were families, senior citizens and my favorite, the little girl tightly clutching her Kit Kittredge doll. The American Girl books are a series of stories, about strong young women throughout history. Well loved by young readers, and perfect for adaptation to the screen. Julia Roberts and her sister Lisa, gave this project a little umph, along with the star power of Abigail Breslin, Joan Cusack, Jane Krakowski, Chris O'Donnell, Stanley Tucci, Willow Smith (not a typo, it's his daughter) and a wonderful supporting cast. They do a nice job bringing the young, depression era journalist to life. A good story of resilience, community, prejudice, service, family and loyalty. I liked this film a lot, take the kids, take your folks!

4 comments:

Doll Clothes Gal said...

Great post. I took our family to see the movie and we loved it. My daughter wrote a review herself on our blog:

http://www.emilycompanies.com/americandollclothes/2008/07/02/emilys-film-review-kit-kettredge-an-american-girl/

Linda said...

dcg~Thanks for the note. This is a great movie for families, and must have been very special for yours!

dianna said...

I met Jane K way back in her Search For Tomorrow days and she couldn't have been nicer.I'm glad that she has had such a varied career.

Linda said...

Dianna~ I saw her at an event in NY, she's very cute and personable. Her resume is pretty impressive, I always try to take a look at her work.