Disclosure: I was provided complementary screening tickets for this movie in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Tuesday evening I took my mom with me to a movie screening for the soon to be released Gifted. It was a snowy Colorado evening but we made it to the theater safely, honestly movie nights are always better in the snow. We had watched the trailer of this movie but didn’t know much else about it. Some movies are great entertainment, other movies are like a great book – they never leave your mind or heart. Gifted is the latter. Wow, just wow!
Director: Marc Webb
Stars: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer, Lindsay Duncan
Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) – in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary’s landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary’s teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well.
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