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 ...
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After losing her job, making out with her soon-to-be former boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson faces spending the holiday with her family.
Robert Downey Jr.
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
Murray Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Jane takes Fred and several other children to an event for gifted children called "Odyssey of the Mind." Odyssey of the Mind is a real program, a creative problem-solving competition for children that has been in existence since 1978. See more »
(At 19:31-19:36) When Fred is playing the piano, a close-up of his hands show hands that look completely different (and much larger) than his own. They are obviously hands of a piano-playing double. 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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This is a very nice small film. It is about a working class mother who's seven year old son is a child genius. It deals with a struggle between someone who wants to develop the child's interlect and the mother, who only wants him to be a child and enjoy his formative years.
This film could have been a lot better. The idea is a good one. However the actors just don't seem to get into their characters and so they don't come alive. As the story progresses you feel indifferent to the child and his heavy burden. Some realistic emotion would have made this film - but its absence killed it.
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