We've had Kit Kittredge: An American Girl in the to-watch pile ever since Hodgman noted that it had "quite a bit well-researched information about hobo life and hobo symbology". Since then, when we're picking a movie to watch in our copious free time there's always a pause when we come across it. "The Godfather… Stranger Than Paradise… or we could always watch Kit Kitteredge… ha ha, OK, Starbooty…"
But even a broken record is right twice a day, so the other night we got to KK:AAG and said, oh what the heck.
The really interesting thing about this movie is that it's a reasonably harshly-honest look at a really hard time in American history—the Great Depression—that nonetheless manages to be a cheery and delightful movie aimed at young girls. The cast is great (Stanley Tucci rocks a mustache like no one's business) and you know what, there was a plot twist that for-sure twisted me. Pretty good all around for a movie based on a book based on a doll.
FuzzyCo grade: B+ (A if you're an 8-year-old girl)