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Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

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Source: Catholic News Service

Charming chronicle of a 10-year-old aspiring reporter's (Abigail Breslin) experiences during the Great Depression, as her father (Chris O'Donnell) leaves home to seek work, her mother (Julia Ormond) takes in a collection of colorful boarders (Joan Cusack, Glenne Headly, Zach Mills and Colin Mochrie, among others) and she endeavors to sell articles to the local editor (Wallace Shawn) and to clear a homeless teen (Max Thieriot) accused of theft. Director Patricia Rozema's warm, pleasingly innocent adaptation of the titular children's stories presents a somewhat sanitized Waltons-style view of the era, but it fosters persistence, opposes stereotyping and will likely hit a bull's-eye with targeted tweens. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-I -- general patronage. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is G -- general audiences. All ages admitted.

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