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