Venturing into a fantastical world
Lisa Spinelli (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is a 40-year-old kindergarten teacher living a colourless life in Staten Island. One day she discovers that one of her five-year-old toddlers has an enormous talent for poetry. She tries to protect him from the world as much as she can, out of fear that the pureness of his talent will be lost. Soon enough, her fascination becomes an obsession that puts her career and her family life in danger.