AnnaSophia Robb portrays “Jack,” a tough teenage runaway on the lam from her parole officer. The conniving street kid brazenly impersonates a trained caregiver and forms a unique bond with an 11 year-old autistic girl named Glory, brilliantly played by newcomer Taylor Richardson. Famke Janssen, as the child’s desperate mother Kay, also bonds with the imposter, as a surrogate daughter she can actually talk to. And the girl’s cute older brother Robert (Israel Broussard) falls in love. When the deception is exposed and the cops descend, loving father Mark (Scott Cohen) struggles to hold his family together as the pieces of this puzzle are reshuffled into a new, satisfying whole.
This is especially moving when one would remove any barriers just to have the communication and broken family pieces kept together by an unlikely source. Whether you are the lost soul, parent of a special needs child, loving parent or young and in love, this movie will engage your emotions. Great girls night-in film.
- Autism Speaks PSA
- Three never-seen-before Behind the Scenes clips
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