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Jodie Foster United States, 1991

boogielights's rating of the film Little Man Tate

Jodie Foster shows such restraint and empathy here, with her wonderful debut film. I'm actually quite a fan of hers as a director, and wish she would work more. I enjoy this film almost as much as I do Searching for Bobby Fisher, another film about a troubled child prodigy. I relate to Fred Tate, and despite not being a genius, this felt very close to how I felt during my childhood. GRADE: B+