Maybe the best story about the education system ever filmed. Brody plays Henry, a substitute teacher who wants to help the low educated students of a high school that is going to close soon. He has his own personal problems as his grand father is ill at the hospital and he needs extra attention. Henry also helps a young girl who was living on the streets as a hooker, Erica and invites her to live with him for a while until he will find a solution for her. He also has psychological problems due to his mother's death when he was a child. At the class, the situation seems hell and he has to attract the teenagers and win their confidence. Meredith is a talented girl who speaks through her photography art and wants someone to pay attention to her at last. Can Henry help her? A sad dramatic story for thinkers. Brody performs amazingly as always. There are depth on his character and philosophical issues about teaching and make others understand.