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‘Cute and entertaining, and it elevates the benefits of learning science. Popular Theory verifies that "nerds" don't need revenge—they just need the space to be themselves’ — Common Sense Media

A fun coming-of-age comedy that plumbs the complexities of companionship and ambition, where a 12-year-old genius learns that chemistry doesn’t just happen in the science lab, it happens between people too.

Having skipped four years of school due to her advanced intellect, Erwin is completely out of sorts as the youngest student in high school. She’s faced with only one problem she can’t solve: social isolation. With fellow outcast and chemistry guru Winston, Erwin invents a chemical that will change the high school hierarchy forever.

Starring Sophia Reid-Gantzert (The Babysitters Club) with an all-star comedic supporting cast that includes Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Marc Evan Jackson (The Good Place) and Chloe East (The Fabelmans).

Festivals/Awards: Giffoni Film Festival (Eni Special Award winner), SCHLiNGEL International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience

Parental guidance: Some themes may be too mature for younger children

Rating

All Ages

Duration

88

Country

United States

Language

English

Director

Ali Scher

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