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The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)
"L'Extravagant voyage du jeune et prodigieux T.S. Spivet" (original title)

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A ten-year-old cartographer secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother and travels across the country aboard a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.

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Roy
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T.S. Spivet lives on a ranch in Montana with his mother who is obsessed with the morphology of beetles, his father (a cowboy born a hundred years too late) and his 14 year-old sister who dreams of becoming Miss America. T.S. is a 10 year-old prodigy with a passion for cartography and scientific inventions. One day, he receives an unexpected call from the Smithsonian museum telling him that he is the winner of the very prestigious Baird prize for his discovery of the perpetual motion machine and that he is invited to a reception in his honor where he is expected to give a speech. Without telling anyone, he sets out on a freight train across the U.S.A. to reach Washington DC. There is also Layton, twin brother of T.S., who died in an accident involving a firearm in the family's barn, which no one ever speaks of. T.S. was with him, measuring the scale of the gunshots for an experiment, and he doesn't understand what happened. Written by Anonymous

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The first feature film to use the Arri Alexa M camera. See more »

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T.S. Spivet: The amazing thing about water drops is that they always take the path of least resistance. For humans it's exactly the opposite.
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the downfall(no spoilers)
1 August 2014 | by (Athens,Greece) – See all my reviews

First of all i would like to excuse myself for my poor Englis(this is my first critic)and i would also like to excuse my score.The first point is given to the amount of money spent for this film(about 33,000,000 dollars!)something very hopefull for the world of children,the world of storytelling.The second point is given to the real remarkable sense jean-pierre jeunet (always)has with frames and colours and cam-tricks in this film.But enough is enough.The kid starring is a great sweet kid.NOT AN ACTOR.And here is the downfall coming..Jean-Pierre is a medium director because he didn't find the way this kid to experience,François Truffaut(someone i can easilly recall)and Robert Benton did.I feel very sorry watching one of the best cinematographers trying to be a director or writing scripts(in this movie the script is basically UBNORMAL).Real poor acting from great actors inside a story without relevance and consistency IT IS noticeable from every child,not only from a genius one.If you really do have something to say to families(this is a family movie)try to respect every family member's intelligence,try to see every actor's-editor's-director's talent and USE IT,and please focus on your job which is constructing frames.Actors do not play inside the sceneries but between them.It is called behaviour


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