Little Man Tate

Little Man Tate is a 1991 drama film directed by and starring Jodie Foster. The film marked her directorial debut.

Dede Tate Jodie Foster is a single mother, a workingclass woman of average intelligence raising her sevenyearold son, Fred Adam HannByrd, who shows every indication of being a genius. Freds reading and mathematics abilities are remarkable, and he plays the piano at competition level, but his intellect isolates him from his public school classmates.Freds intellect comes to the attention of Jane Grierson Diane Wiest, a former music prodigy and now a psychologist running a school for gifted children. She seeks permission from Dede to admit Fred to the school in order to develop his intellectual gifts in a way that a public school cannot. Dede is reluctant, preferring that Fred have a normal upbringing but when no one comes to Freds seventh birthday party, Dede consents. ........

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