Ignored by the rich kids at her new school and shaken by the death of her beloved grandmother, a 10-year-old girl finds an unlikely friend in the form of a feisty chess master, who uses the game to teach her about life. 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 on the playground discussing Olive and her pictures. First Becky gets up and goes over to Olive, then motions for Max to come join them. When Max gets up a compress (or ice pack) is visible just above the knee of her left leg. 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