Frankie Addams, 12-year-old tomboy, feels disconnected from the world. Frankie's mother died when she was born, and her father is a distant, uncomprehending figure. Her closest companions are the family's African American maid, Berenice Sadie Brown, and her six-year-old cousin, John Henry West. She has no friends in her small Southern town and dreams of going away with her brother and his bride-to-be on their honeymoon.
There's a time in a young girl's life when nothing's right...but everything's possible.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG for thematic elements and some language
Did You Know?
Berenice Sadie Brown
You're jealous of your brother.
I couldn't be jealous of one of them without being jealous of both of them.
How Long Is Loneliness?
Music by Laurence Rosenthal
Lyrics by Dennis Spiegel
Performed by Willow Wray See more