• Jack of the Red Hearts (2016)

Jack of the Red Hearts

Release Date: February 26th, 2016

PG |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Conning her way into a job as a caregiver, a teenage runaway (AnnaSophia Robb) forms a bond with an 11-year-old autistic girl (Taylor Richardson) and the child's mother (Famke Janssen).

Cast: AnnaSophia Robb, Famke Janssen, Scott Cohen, Israel Broussard, Taylor Richardson, John D'Leo, Maria Rivera, Sophia Anne Caruso

Director: Janet Grillo

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Sundial Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    The story moves along in fairly predictable beats, including the inevitable denouement in which Jack's deception is exposed. But it's effective nonetheless, thanks to the authentic-feeling depiction of the physical and emotional toll of caring for an autistic child. show more

  • 60
    Aaron HillisVillage Voice

    It's rare that a drama shows such specificity with respect to the experience of coping with autism, and that sensitivity goes a long way. show more

  • 75
    Peter KeoughBoston Globe

    This is not “Rain Man”; it’s better. show more

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