AnnaSophia Robb plays a streetwise teen and casualty of the flawed foster care system who cons her way into a job by posing as an experienced caregiver for a family with an autistic child and ends up connecting with her new life in a way she never expected. Just as she has found redemption, her deceitful past catches up with her and she is forced to come to terms with who she really is. (PG – 100 minutes)
“Jack of the Red Hearts” is a genuinely moving drama that works on as variety of levels. It will undoubtedly speak to parents of children with a disability of any kind, demonstrating the difficulties of such a situation with absolute honesty. However, it is also a much more universally touching tale as it addresses the power of human connection to transform us and assist us in our search for redemption. Star AnnaSophia Robb’s performance is authentic and affecting while the story itself – and its assorted facets – amps up the empathy aspect without resorting to syrupy sweetness.