- Release Date: July 2, 2008
- Run Time: 1 hr 40 min
- Rating: G
- Cast: Abigail Breslin, Joan Cusack, Jane Krakowski
- Director: Patricia Rozema
- Genre: Art House/Foreign, Comedy, Drama, Family
Synopsis: Aspiring reporter Kit Kittredge can’t resist bringing home strays, whether it’s Grace, an abandoned basset hound, or Will (Max Thieriot) and Countee (Willow Smith), a pair of young hobos willing to trade work for meals. But her happy childhood is abruptly interrupted when her father (Chris O’Donnell) loses his car dealership and must leave Cincinnati to look for work. When a crime spree sweeps Cincinnati, all signs point to the local “hobo jungle,” where Will and Countee live. Kit convinces her friends to take her to see the hobo camp for herself and writes an article that creates a sympathetic portrait of the camp’s residents. But when Kit’s mother and their boarders become the latest victims in a string of robberies, Kit’s loyalties are tested. Will is accused of the crimes and, with all of their savings gone, the Kittredges face losing their house to foreclosure. Kit recruits her friends Ruthie (Madison Davenport) and Stirling (Zach Mills) to help her track down the real culprit.