The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and
television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality
for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews
that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or
higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for
limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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A teenage orphan determined to stay with her little sister and a teacher who longs to become a mother are brought together by fate in this touching drama for the entire family. In the wake of their mother's death, 14-year-old Gertie (Victoria Elizabeth Staley) secretly becomes the guardian of her younger sister Izzie (Kyla Kennedy). Both know that if the authorities catch wind of their situation, they will likely be separated. They're future together is looking increasingly uncertain when Gertie learns that her kindly teacher Mrs. Freeman (Vanessa Williams) and her husband (Rockmund Dunbar) are unable to conceive. More than anything, Mrs. Freeman wants to experience the joys of motherhood. Later, just when Gertie and Mrs. Freeman feel that they've been forsaken, they learn that families come in all different forms, and that God has a way of giving us exactly what we need, precisely when we need it most.