Sunday, July 20, 2008

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

My daughter wanted to see this, and I was kind of interested too. It is not often that a "single quadrant" kids movie (kids only, one gender) makes it into the theaters. I think the film did a great job at upholding the American Girls theme: to teach girls history by making it relevant and real. The history here is the Great Depression, and the movie really took it on, and put it in terms kids could understand. They sugar coated some things, of course, but other things were kind of scary and raw. It was a compelling, honest movie that didn't dumb things down. Hollywood, you made me proud today!

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