Sunday, April 30, 2017


After a few weeks of disappointing films, finally there’s viewing success with Director Marc Webb’s Gifted.

Based on Writer Tom Flynn’s charming script, Gifted is the story of Mary Adler a 7-year-old child prodigy in mathematics (played by acting prodigy McKenna Grace), who has been living with her uncle (Chris Evans), since her mother, also a math genius, committed suicide, when Mary was only a half-year-old.

When her first-grade teacher (Bonnie Slate) realizes her talent, it sets off their being found by her dominating grandmother (Lindsay Duncan), who sues for custody, so she can put her in a school for gifted children and, thereby, turn her into the one-dimensional person that drove her own mother to suicide.

 The dynamic of Grace, Evans, Slate and Octavia Spencer, as their friendly neighbor, is as fine as anything that has graced the screen in a long time.

I’m only sad for those reviewers, who can’t appreciate such fine work.

If you want to be uplifted, Gifted is must-see viewing, well deserving a 4.6 out of 5.

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