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Gifted (2017)

PG-13 | | Drama | 12 April 2017 (USA)
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Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

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Marc Webb

Writer:

Tom Flynn
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Evans ... Frank Adler
Mckenna Grace ... Mary Adler (as McKenna Grace)
Lindsay Duncan ... Evelyn Adler
Octavia Spencer ... Roberta Taylor
Jenny Slate ... Bonnie Stevenson
Michael Kendall Kaplan ... Justin Gilmore
John M. Jackson ... Judge Edward Nichols
Glenn Plummer ... Greg Cullen
John Finn ... Aubrey Highsmith
Elizabeth Marvel ... Gloria Davis
Candace B. Harris ... Carly Rosen
Jon Sklaroff ... Seymore Shankland
Jona Xiao ... Lijuan
Julie Ann Emery ... Pat Golding
Keir O'Donnell ... Bradley Pollard
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Storyline

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. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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How do you create an ordinary life for an extraordinary girl See more »

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language and some suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Due to several scene retakes from multiple angles, the knitter in the hospital scene background had to keep unravelling her work between takes to maintain continuity. See more »

Goofs

When Mary looks at Grandmother's photo album, there is a photo of a college gateway. Grandmother responds to Mary's question "where is that?", stating "Cambridge". In fact it is the gateway to Christ Church, Oxford University, with Mercury, the statue in central fountain, clearly visible in the background. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Frank Adler: [through the door] Hey! Hey, come on. Let's move!
Mary Adler: No!
Frank Adler: Let me see.
Mary Adler: No.
Frank Adler: Come on, I made you special breakfast.
Mary Adler: You can't cook.
Frank Adler: Hey, Mary, open up.
[as she emerges]
Frank Adler: You look beautiful.
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Connections

References The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) See more »

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Shame, Shame, Shame
Written by Sylvia Robinson
Performed by Cher and Tina Turner
Courtesy of Paul Brownstein Productions
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McKenna Grace should be mentioned for the Oscars
27 November 2017 | by philmnutSee all my reviews

Just a terrific movie with one of the best performances by a child actor in years. Chris Evans was terrific. Octavia Spencer is the gold standard. Lindsay Duncan was so good.

The thing I don't get is why McKenna Grace is not being mentioned for any awards. She is just ridiculously good. So many child actors these days are too precious or too snotty. I believed her as that character. She gets better as the movie gets going. This girl deserves to, at the very least, be in the conversation for awards. It's a head-scratcher.

See this movie. It's the kind they don't make anymore. Laugh and cry, and nobody kills anyone or takes heroin or robs anyone. Sweet movie.

10 out of 10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gifted See more »

Filming Locations:

Savannah, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$446,380, 9 April 2017

Gross USA:

$24,801,212

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,069,254
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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