Jessica Alba, Chris Messina, J.K. Simmons, Bailee Madison, John
Alba headlines director Marilyn Agrelo's feature-film adaptation of
author Aimee Bender's popular novel of the same name. The story centers
on Mona Gray, who as a young girl gives up everything important to her
in life, except mathematics, as part of a "deal with the universe" to
help restore her father (a mathematician) to health. Years later, Mona
teaches the subject, and does her best to help her students contend
with their own personal crises.