Jodie Foster makes her directorial debut and stars; along with Dianne Wiest; "Little Man Tate" in this "stirring and magnificent portrait of the human spirit" (The Hollywood Reporter)! Fred Tate (Adam Hann-Byrd) is a gifted pianist; a math genius; an incredible artist...and he's only seven years old. But this child prodigy is also adrift. Shunned by his peers and bored by his schoolwork; Fred is stifled by his environment. Desperate to encourage his potential; yet afraid he'll miss out on a normal childhood; his single mom Dede (Foster) reluctantly allows a child psychologist (Wiest) to enroll Fred in a school for exceptional children. But when he's rushed headlong into academia; Dede's worst fears are realized – Fred is more isolated and alone than ever. And it's up to Dede to become what little Freddy's been looking for all along...a Mom. Harry Connick Jr.; David Hyde Pierce and Debi Mazar also star.