The trailer starts with an image of kindergarten teacher Lisa Spinelli, played by 40-year-old actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, intently watching a young boy in her class who seems to sporadically recite poetry.
Interest soon turns to obsession, as the teacher begins kidnapping the child to force him to perform his poetry in bars, insisting that his talents are Mozart-like.
By the end of the trailer, it becomes clear that this admiration for “gifted” talent is more akin to manipulation, abuse, and stalking than kindness.
See it for yourself in the trailer below.
Suddenly having a child who is ‘gifted’ isn’t so appealing.
The movie will air on Netflix on October 12, and we are quietly excited.