Jodie Foster and Dianne Wiest star in Foster's engaging directorial debut. Single mom Dede Tate is doing her best to raise her brilliant-but-lonely son Fred on a waitress's salary. Jane Grierson (Wiest), something of an expert on being brilliant but … see full wiki
But beyond the fine acting is the story which depicts young Fred's struggles with fitting into a mainstream society. In spite of his great mental prowess, all young Fred would like is a playmate. While waiting to go on a television show, his most innocent bonding is with the makeup artist's little son. Fred is curious and genuine and wants to make friends. Unfotunately there are many difficult people out there who certainly try to limit his confidence in developing relationships. Its a series of attempts and little successes and failures that enable Fred to grow interactively. He sure has the intelect.
Anyway, engaging and charming this movie certainly is. Try it on to get perspective on what its like to be a child prodigy.
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