CENTS tells the story of a young Latina girl learning to embrace her own brilliance, while navigating the rough and tumble world of middle school. Sammy, a math whiz, tries to befriend the cool kids with a plan for the school penny drive. It's a good story and includes excellent depictions of relationships between girls and also between mothers and daughters.
The screenplay was a 2012 Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting semifinalist, and was writer and director Christopher Boone's way of trying to understand his own daughter's experiences navigating a world very different from when he was in school himself.
The film is available on VOD, and is a good family-friendly film for older kids and adolescents for helping open up a dialogue with children about relationships they're experiencing.