6.4/10
3,366
13 user 20 critic

The Great Gilly Hopkins (2015)

Trailer
2:05 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

12-year-old wisecracking Gilly Hopkins finds herself shuffled from foster home to foster home until she meets Maime Trotter.

Director:

Stephen Herek

Writers:

David Paterson (screenplay by), Katherine Paterson (based on the book by)
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophie Nélisse ... Gilly Hopkins (as Sophie Nelisse)
Kathy Bates ... Maime Trotter
Glenn Close ... Nonnie
Octavia Spencer ... Ms. Harris
Julia Stiles ... Courtney
Bill Cobbs ... Mr. Randolph
Billy Magnussen ... Ellis
Zachary Hernandez ... W.E.
Clare Foley ... Agnes
Sammy Pignalosa ... Rajeem
Toby Turner ... Ticket Agent
Richard Topol ... Principal Evans
Cara Cooper Cara Cooper ... Woman with Book
Salvatore Rossi Salvatore Rossi ... Stevie
Cameron Clifford Cameron Clifford ... Ed
Edit

Storyline

A feisty foster kid's outrageous scheme to be reunited with her birth mother has unintended consequences in The Great Gilly Hopkins, an entertaining film for the entire family. Gilly Hopkins (Sophie Nélisse) has seen more than her share of foster homes and has outwitted every family she has lived with. In an effort to escape her new foster mother Maime Trotter's (Kathy Bates) endless loving care, Gilly concocts a plan that she believes will bring her mother running to her rescue. But when the ploy blows up in Gilly's face it threatens to ruin the only chance she's ever had to be part of a real family. Based on the award-winning young-adult novel by Katherine Paterson (Bridge to Terabithia), The Great Gilly Hopkins stars Sophie Nélisse, Kathy Bates, Julia Stiles, Bill Cobbs, Billy Magnussen, with Octavia Spencer and Glenn Close. Written by Lionsgate Premiere

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Finding where you belong isn't always easy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material and language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fabulosa Gilly Hopkins See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Danny Glover was originally cast to the role of Mr. Randolph but replaced due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

Goofs

This movie is set in Maryland during the Thanksgiving & Christmas holidays, yet all of the trees and lawns are in full summer splendor. See more »

Connections

Features Sesame Street (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

ARE YOU READY
Performed by The Overnight Lows
Written by Jules Larson and Jose Ramirez
Courtesy of Flying Trapeze Records
By arrangement with Secret Road Music Services, Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Wholesome Family Entertainment
26 June 2017 | by kz917-1See all my reviews

Gilly Hopkins has bounced from foster home to foster home, which has turned into someone with a callous shell that no one has dared to break through. Are Mamie & W.E. the ones who will crack Gilly? All Gilly wants is to be with her mother, but her mother seems to want nothing to do with her. Fantastic family movie! Bonus points look for the author of the book to have a cameo in the bus station scene as they clerk in the shop!


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 13 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed