Ignored by the rich kids at her new school and shaken by the death of her beloved grandmother, a 10-year-old girl finds an unlikely friend in the form of a feisty chess master, who uses the game to teach her about life.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG for mild language and thematic elements
Did You Know?
Board for the final chess game was initially turned the wrong way. A white square should always be on the player's right side. See more
When Max and Isabella are playing the chess game at the end of the movie, there is no way that Isabella could know how many seconds were left on the chess clock before the flag dropped. Chess clocks do not have second hands on them, just a little thing that turns to let you know which clock is running. It does not indicate seconds, however. See more
The story, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious. Although Washington Square Park is real. And you'll find a lot of these chess players there, if you're in the mood to lose five bucks. See more