Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)

100 min.
Plot  In June 1934, Kit Kittredge (Abigail Breslin) is determined to become a reporter, and she writes articles on the typewriter in her attic while drama unfolds beneath her. The mortgage on her house is about to be foreclosed because her father lost his car dealership and couldn't keep up with the payments. He has gone to Chicago, Illinois to search for work, and to make some income her mother takes in an odd assortment of boarders, including magician Mr. Berk, dance instructor Miss Dooley, and mobile library driver Miss Bond.

Locally there have been reports of muggings and robberies supposedly committed by hobos. Kit investigates and meets young Will and Countee, who live in a hobo jungle near the Ohio River and Erie Lackawanna Railway. Kit writes a story about the camp and tries to sell it to Mr. Gibson, the mean editor of the Cincinnati newspaper, but he has no interest in the subject. She adopts a dog, her mother buys chickens, and Kit sells their eggs.

Then a locked ...



Abigail Breslin
Margaret Mildred 'Kit' Kittredge
Chris O'Donnell
Jack Kittredge
Julia Ormond
Margaret Kittredge
Max Thieriot
Will Shepherd
Joan Cusack
Miss Lucinda Bond
Jane Krakowski
Miss May Dooley
Madison Davenport
Ruthie Smithens
Zach Mills
Stirling Howard IV
Willow Smith
Wallace Shawn
Mr. Gibson
Glenne Headly
Mrs. Howard
Stanley Tucci
Mr. Jefferson Jasper Rene Berk
Kenneth Welsh
Uncle Hendrick


All Titles

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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