Limited theater release, also available on DVD and Netflix.
Human Dignity + Compassion = Peace
That is the theme of this story, and one lesson that Mr. Simon (Ed Harris) shares with his class. The story takes place around 1965. 12 year-old Andy Nichol is disappointed when he is paired on a school project with Stanley Minor, known as 'Big G' because he is the resident school 'geek'. Stanley has bright red hair, big ears, and handles being the target of school bullies with dignity, and his head held high. In addition to learning from Stanley, Andy also has a crush on Mary, who he pursues.
Andy really matures in this story,and he is able to help Stanley as well. But he can't help when another character is unjustly accused of something.
I found the family interactions in 1965 especially interesting. Randy Orton from the WWE has a role as one of the student's father. This story was much more emotionally gripping than I expected.
A very family-oriented movie that you'll want to watch with your kids.