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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P Bishop says
Thanks for your review. I will have to check out this movie, Gifted. I love movies that can elicit so many emotions. I don't really know any of the cast, so I can get to be a new fan!
I always like movie reviews before checking out the actual movie. From your review, this seems like a great family-friendly movie. We have movie nights on Saturdays so we may have to check this one out.
J Ro says
Ooh, I've been wanting to see this. I'm so glad you did a review on it! Looks like a great family movie.
I love a great movie review. I have seen some posters around about this film but thanks for this review. I definitely would like to see how this movie plays out with her genius and intellect of an 7 yr old.
Lisa Codina says
I actually haven't heard of this movie, but I would definitely go and see it. As a parent and an educator, it is a very interesting storyline!
Alison Rost says
I'm so excited to see the movie. I've read so many great reviews (including yours) and watched the trailer. I'm not certain I can get my husband to go along with me .. so it'll be a great excuse for an afternoon date with my best friend!
Our Family World says
I am so excited to watch this movie. I love films that hit me right in the heart. I am sure Gifted will have a lasting effect on me. Movies about family and relationships are the ones I love best. McKenna Grace is superstardom bound. She seems to know her business and yet, stays grounded and lives her life just like any ordinary kid!
Marilyn Ordenis says
I'll watch out for this movie. Seems a great story.