Little Man Tate is a 1991 family drama film directed by Jodie Foster and written by Scott Frank. The film tells the story of Fred Tate (Adam Hann-Byrd), a seven-year-old child prodigy who excels academically but struggles with fitting in with children his own age. Foster stars as Fred's dedicated and loving single mother, Dede, who is torn between providing her son a normal childhood and giving him opportunities to nurture his intellectual gifts. Their lives change when a psychologist named Jane Grierson (Dianne Wiest) advocates for Fred to attend a school for gifted children. The film was Jodie Foster’s directorial debut and was well-received by critics.
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