Ostracized at her posh new uptown school and shaken by the death of her beloved grandmother, a 10 year-old downtown girl finds an unlikely mentor in the form of an irascible chess-master, who uses the game to teach Max lessons in resilience, perseverance, and how to embrace inevitable change. Written by
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements
Did You Know?
Board for the final chess game was initially turned the wrong way. A white square should always be on the player's right side. See more
Max and Becky are waiting with Becky's mom for Max's aunt to show up as her pretend nanny. After Becky's mom meets Max's aunt, why doesn't she take Becky's back pack home with her (possibly holding Becky's books and homework) rather than making Becky go on her play date with Max having to lug it around with her? See more
The story, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious. Although Washington Square Park is real. And you'll find a lot of these chess players there, if you're in the mood to lose five bucks. See more