Hollywood dug deep for "Kit Kittredge"
Kit Kittredge is so sweet you’ll have to do thirty minutes on the treadmill at the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center to work-off the calories you pick-up just watching her.
America is in the throes of the Great Depression and without the entitlement programs we know of today, families are torn apart as breadwinners leave to find work or face the spectre of the poor house. On top of that, someone is robbing homes in the neighborhood and all fingers point to a congregation of down-on-their-luck hobos.
In that, ten-year-old aspiring reporter Kit Kittredge finds her voice and it’s an inspiring one.
As the title implies, Kit is a real American girl. Her unshakable optimism and persistence not only gets her material published but also helps to vindicate the hobos -- and, in fact, along the way demonstrates the very can-do spirit that lifted our entire country out of the Depression.
The film is chock full of quirky characters including borders like a magician, dancer, and mobile librarian whom the family take-in to help keep their home and who help make the story remarkably entertaining.
There must be some heavy-duty excavation going on in Hollywood because someone unearthed a very old relic: the G-rated wholesome family movie.
They don’t make ’em like this anymore. Maybe they ought to.
3 and ½ Honks
MPAA Rating: G for high levels of glucose