Sunday, July 13, 2008

An American Girl

I have just returned from the movies where we saw "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl" and it was wonderful! I have to say I wasn't all that excited about seeing it before we went, but I was more than pleasantly surprised. I actually cried in some parts :-) but then again, I cry at Hallmark commercials.

It's a great movie. It provided many opportunities to talk with the kids about giving to others and the fact that not everyone is blessed with material possessions or even food to eat. It also provided an opportunity to talk about a piece of American History... the Depression. I highly recommend seeing it. It's rated G. We all need to support G movies so there will be more of them offered. I'm not Ebert and Roeper but I give it 5 stars.

By the way, here is what Ebert and Roeper did have to say about the movie. They say "see it" too.


A Stone Gatherer said...

It was a great movie! I hope they make more like it!

Andrea said...

I am so glad to hear about the movie. I wanted to take my neices...they really like American Girl dolls. I will work this into our schedule. Thanks for letting us know about it.


skoots1mom said...

i agree we need more g movies...what a cast!

my granny used to talk about the depression realities, they lived in the south, having originally come from Ohio. My greatgranddaddy lost his wife after his second child's birth. My granny was 11 and raised her little brother while my greatgranddaddy went back to Ohio to work on the railroad. Can you imagine? Neighbors and distant family would check on her every few days, but she had the brunt of it. I really love my granny and saw in her every day the strength and love of Jesus in her life. She was brilliant at making one chicken stretch across 5 days of meals and i don't believe she ever threw away anything glass, so after she dies we had tons of glass containers to dispose of that were stashed in her out building in the back yard.

thank you for bringing back those memories to me...praying God will bless our nation, that people will seek His face and ways, and that we as a nation will never have to endure that kind of struggle, ever again.

Celly B said...

We saw Kit Kittredge last week, too. It was great and kept the attention of my sister and me, her 11-year-old daughter, and my 4-year-old daughter. It was wonderful to see an entertaining, fun movie with such good opportunities for discussing morals.

Michelle said...

Thanks for the info. I definitely agree we need to support G movies.

Thanks for keeping us in your prayers.

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

I take your reccomendation more highly than those guys! :) I am glad it was good I have been thinking about taking the girls. I will have to do that. I was reading them the Kit stories at night and they enjoyed them.

ocean mommy said...

Our girls are itchin' to see this! It's good to hear that it will be worth every penny. :)

Joanne said...

Ok, you've sealed our family's fate this weekend. I was looking forward to this movie as much as I am looking forward to the movie "Super Chimps". I trust you so I will go with joyful expectation.

Blessings, Joanne
p.s. Congrats on your new family addition, Lucia is beautiful!