Foster (2011)

Director
Jonathan Newman

Main cast
Toni Collette; Ioan Gruffudd; Maurice Cole; Richard E. Grant; Anne Reid

Genres
Comedy, Drama, Family

Description
Some years after their son is killed, a married couple decide to adopt a child. One day a 7-year-old boy, Eli, unexpectedly arrives on their doorstep and things take a strange turn.


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