A breathtakingly tense and unpredictable drama featuring a brilliant performance from Maggie Gyllenhaal.

A forty-year old kindergarten teacher living in Staten Island is terminally bored with her banal middle-class existence. When she becomes convinced that one of her five-year-old students is a budding poetic genius, she decides to nurture his talents in a reckless and questionable manner.

Running time: 1h57, including ads and trailers.

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