The Great Depression hits home for nine year old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin stars as Kit, leading a splendid cast in the first ever American Girl theatrical movie. In orderto keep their home, Kit and her mother must take in boarders - paying house - guests who turn out to be full of fascinating stories. When mother's lockbox containing all their money is stolen, Kit's new hobo friend Will (Max Thieriot) is the prime suspect. Kit refuses to believe that Will would steal, and her efforts to sniff out the real story get her and friends into big trouble. Chris O'Donnell, Joan Cusack, Glenne Headly, Jane Krakowski, Stanley Tucci and Wallace Shawn costar in a "surprisingly satisfying" story "amazingly relevant to our times" (Lou Lumenick, New York Post).