Monday, November 10, 2008
Kit Kittredge is perfect.
Okay, it’s not perfect. It’s a bit predictable and wee bit sentimental (meaning, my husband groaned from time to time and my daughters & I cried) but for a family movie, yes. It’s almost perfect.
Set in the 1930’s during the heart of the depression, this movie inspired some great discussions at the dinner table as well a new conservatism on the part of my husband. (“Do I really have to finish my carrots, Daddy?” “Yes, you do.”)
Abigail Breslin is spunky and capable as the heroine of this American Girl tale. Wallace “I don’t lisp!” Shawn (of The Princess Bride fame) was a favorite among my children, and Joan Cusack’s librarian, too, had them besides themselves with giggles.
Oh, and the character of Countee steals the show at the end.
My 11-year-old son followed his father’s lead in complaining good-naturedly about the “girliness” of the movie, yet (don’t tell him I told you) was glued to the screen throughout both viewings.
Yes, we watched this movie twice: once to see if it all turned out (What do you think? Did it?) and a second time, to revisit all our favorite scenes. There were many.
3 ½ stars out of 4 for this very fun family movie.
See Candise's review here.
All for the greater glory of God,