Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Pedro Movie Review: Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

I decided to review this movie for three reasons.

  1. I just watched it last week.

  2. I've mostly reviewed action films up to this point.

  3. “Libby G” (the blogger in chief) loathes this movie and the leading actress with a passion and zeal rarely expressed by most mentally sound hominids.

So let's start with the story. This movie is a period piece set in 1930's Cincinnati during the great depression. It focusses on a little girl who wants to be a journalist as soon as she can get any editor to read what she has written. This film, in the opinion of this 16 year old heterosexual male, was extremely charming, well acted and generally well done. Especially for being a G rated flick with a target audience consisting of mainly nine-year-old girls and their mothers. Kit was really quite well played by Abigail Breslin once you get past the blond wig that always sticks out more than a bit. The news paper editor was perfectly played by Wallace Shawn. I even enjoyed Joan Cusack in this movie as the “mobile librarian” (don't ask) when I'm normally annoyed by her.

All in all I really think that this is probably one of the best kid centered, non PIXAR, G rated movies that I can think of.

This is Pedro,

Signing off


  1. Oh Pedro! I laughed very hard when I read this. Mostly because of your glowing review of an elementary girls chick-flick. I have never seen the movie but you kind of made me want to. I loved all your superfluous wording, that is what made me laugh the most.

  2. Okay, I'm commenting on my own blog! I HATE THIS MOVIE!!!! Yes, my brother was correct in his statement. I ABHOR it, my vehement hatred of this movie cannot be expressed. GRR!!! Oh, my great dislike of this movie is enormous!
    Thank you brother for pointing that out!

  3. I agree with Liberty. This was a terrible movie! I don't know what nicompoop thought it up, but they were daft!

  4. I LOVED this movie! And I agree with Pedro, aside from the wig, it was great. I love Abigail Breslin, great actress.
    Fabulous movie!
    This is Sydlet, signing off...
    (and on the top of this review, it says Liberty posted this, well, this is NOT the same Liberty who said she hated this movie)