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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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... Frank Adler
... Mary Adler (as McKenna Grace)
... Evelyn Adler
... Roberta Taylor
... Bonnie Stevenson
... Justin Gilmore
... Judge Edward Nichols
... Greg Cullen
... Aubrey Highsmith
... Gloria Davis
... Carly Rosen
... Seymore Shankland
... Lijuan
... Pat Golding
... Bradley Pollard
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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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The inspiring story of how to create an ordinary life for an extra-ordinary child... See more »

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

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$446,380, 7 April 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$24,801,212, 24 August 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,193,907, 10 October 2017
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If you look closely, Mary's stack of DVDs are composed of family movie titles from Twentieth Century Fox, which released this film through their Fox Searchlight Pictures label. Some of titles included are Ice Age (2002), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009), Garfield (2004) and Little Manhattan (2005). See more »

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If Evelyn Adler is capable of defending a completed proof for Navier-Stokes, she would have easily recognized the problems with the problem that Doctor Shankland placed on the board for Mary to solve. See more »

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[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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Gifted Intro
Written and Performed by Seth Avett (as Timothy Seth Avett)
Timothy Seth Avett Performs Courtesy of American Recordings
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'He's a good person. He wanted me before I was smart.'
30 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

Screenwriter Tom Flynn offers a well-considered and genuinely moving story about how we deal with gifted children – and adults. GIFTED is also about family connections and the impact on children whose parents are lost to them by separation whether in death by natural causes, by suicide, or by desertion. Marc Webb who has gathered an impeccable cast to enact this touching drama directs his sensitive story with aplomb.

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. The story explores the relationship between a caring uncle who salvaged his niece when the mother of the girl (a brilliant mathematician) commits suicide – yearning to offer the brilliant gifted niece a 'normal life' despite custody battles and grandmother opinions.

Chris Evans continues to prove that he is one of our more important serious actors of the day and eleven year old Mckenna Grace demonstrates why she is on of the most frequently seen young actresses in the young role parts. Octavia Spencer and Lindsay Duncan offer definitive performances in tough roles. This is a film with many levels of message and one that should be seen by a very wide audience.


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