Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

DVD review from The Movie Snob

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (C). Star Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) is perhaps the finest child actor working today, but even she can't elevate this mediocre movie above, well, mediocrity. Breslin plays the title character, a happy girl and aspiring reporter whose idyllic life takes a turn for the worse when the Great Depression costs her dad his job. Dad leaves home to look for work in Chicago, and Mom takes in boarders to help make ends meet. Kit and Mom befriend a couple of hoboes who do odd jobs around the house for food, but when some valuables and the hoboes go missing it doesn't look good for their new friends. Despite a fine cast (including Stanley Tucci, Jane Krakowski, Julia Ormond, and Joan Cusack), the movie somehow falls flat. Cusack in particular overacts shamelessly and spastically.


Anonymous E said...

hmmm... I am almost speechless. Why is a forty-year-old man with no children renting this movie? Do you have a secret American Girl doll collection you're not telling us about, Movie Snob?

10:45 AM  

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