A feisty foster kid's outrageous scheme to be reunited with her birth mother has unintended consequences in 'The Great Gilly Hopkin's, a funny, poignant and inspiring new movie from the creators of 'Bridge to Terabithia'. Gilly Hopkins (Sophie Nélisse) 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 (Billy Magnussen), her dedicated teacher Miss Harris (Octavia Spencer) or her tenaciously sociable classmate Agnes (Clare Foley) - and certainly not her new foster mother Mamie Trotter (Kathy Bates). 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.