A Child Is Waiting Reviews
Here she stars with Burt Lancaster in this film about a school of mentally disabled children. Garland plays a new teacher just learning to cope and become comfortable with the job while questioning the methods of Lancaster's psychiatrist.
This is not a love story, but a John Cassavetes movie about challenging our preconceptions, accepting what is rather than waiting for a miracle, and learning that so-called 'normal' people have much to learn from those less "fortunate".
It is a heart-wrenching film that I highly recommend to anyone interested in the issue. Cassavetes always made films to challenge rather than appease and this is no exception.