The Great Gilly Hopkins
Available on Prime Video, Tubi TV
A feisty foster kid’s outrageous scheme to be reunited with her birth mother has unintended consequences in The Great Gilly Hopkins, a funny, poignant and inspiring new movie from the creators of Bridge to Terabithia. Gilly Hopkins has seen more than her share of foster homes. Abandoned by her mother as a baby, Gilly makes it her mission not to need anyone—not her earnest social worker Ellis, her dedicated teacher Miss Harris or her tenaciously sociable classmate Agnes—and certainly not her new foster mother Mamie Trotter. In an effort to escape Trotter’s endlessly loving care, Gilly concocts a plan that she believes will bring her mother running to her rescue. But when the ploy blows up in Gilly’s face it threatens to ruin the only chance she’s ever had to be part of a real family. Based on Katherine Paterson’s award-winning novel, The Great Gilly Hopkins is a hilarious, big-hearted and wildly entertaining film for the entire family.
Starring Sophie Nélisse, Kathy Bates, Glenn Close
Director Stephen Herek