Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that he is not taken advantage of by people who forget that his extremely powerful intellect is harboured in the body and emotions of a child.Written by
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(at around 50 mins) During a short part of Fred's piano piece, the notes he is hitting are obviously different to the ones that would be needed to make the sound. There is a part where the music is going down, but Fred's hands are moving up the keyboard. See more »
It's funny, cause I *think* I can even remember being born. For the first two weeks of my life I didn't even have a name. Dede couldn't make up her mind. She finally decided on Fred. She said that she had never heard of a little kid named Fred before.
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Mozart's Piana Quartet In E Flat Major, KV493
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Mozart)
Performed by Jacques Rouvier/Mozart String Trio
Courtesy of Denon/Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.
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The film isn't great by any stretch of the imagination, but it's lovingly realized and this gives it a bit more clout than the typical after-school special on smart and lonely children. Typical little genius boy story, all he needs is love blah blah blah...
Weist, Foster, and Adam Hann-Byrd all give excellent performances despite the often hackneyed material. Foster's directorial debut is strikingly minimalist, and beautiful at times.
Most of the film is a throwaway. Several moments stick out as absolutely wonderful, but it's not really worth it in the end. A good one to rent if you're up for an evening of "life's lessons" movies, but steer clear otherwise.
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