Box Office: $1.1M
PRINCIPAL CASTRichard Gere, Juliette Binoche, Flora Cross, Max Minghella, Kate Bosworth, Justin Alioto, Brian Leonard, Alisha Mullally
DIRECTORDavid Siegel, Scott McGehee
WRITERMyla Goldberg, Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal
PRODUCERRon Yerxa, Albert Berger
Eliza Naumann (Flora Cross) has no reason to believe she is anything but ordinary. Her father Saul (Richard Gere), a beloved university professor, dotes on her talented elder brother Aaron (Max Minghella). Her scientist mother, Miriam (Juliette Binoche), seems consumed by her career.
When a spelling bee threatens to reaffirm her mediocrity, Eliza amazes everyone: she wins. Her newfound gift garners an invitation not only to the national competition, but an entr
thematic elements, a scene of sensuality and brief strong language