Directed by acclaimed actress Jodie Foster in her feature debut, LITTLE MAN TATE follows one dramatic year in the life of a child genius. While not ambitious or particularly accomplished, it is an earnest effort by a multifaceted talent.
Seven-year-old Fred Tate (Adam Hann-Byrd) paints murals in oils and watercolors, plays piano at competition level and solves mathematical equations with ease. Dede (Jodie Foster), his working-class mother, is all heart. She loves Fred dearly but realizes he needs more than she can provide. So she
turns him over to child psychologist Jane Grierson (Dianne Wiest) for further education. Jane's mind works in the opposite direction....