This colorful, modern family comedy revolves around 10-year-old boy genius Henry James Herman (Jason Spevack) and his fervently left-wing single mother Patricia (Toni Collette), who works at the local university's cafeteria. A misfit from birth, Henry's precocious, rabble-rousing ways catch up with him when he gets kicked out of school for writing "Manifestos on the Nature of Truth." Meanwhile, 12-year-old Audrey (Samantha Weinstein) has her own problems because of her single father, university professor Dr. Slavkin O'Hara (Michael Sheen), who used her as the test subject for his best-selling book Born Gay or Made that Way? Needless to say, she gets a not-so-nice nickname from her classmates. When Henry scores a scholarship to the university as a child prodigy, the two families cross paths and everything they knew about their lives is thrown to the wind.
- Director: Dennis Lee
- Country: USA
- Genre: Comedy
- Year: 2012
- Run Time: 01:34:45
- imdb Score: 6.1/10 (953 votes)
- Language: English
- Rating: PG-13
- Cast: Toni Colette, Michael Sheen
Clay Steakley - PASTE MAGAZINE
"Pleasant without being revelatory, underwhelming but not obnoxiously so, the film explores how we become who we are, whether by genetics or environment or some combination of the two."
Mark Olsen - LOS ANGELES TIMES
Champs-Elysées Film Festival 2012