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Gifted (2017)

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

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  • Genre: Drama |
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 741.24M
  • Resolution: 1280*800 / 23.976 fpsfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 101
  • IMDB Rating: 7.7/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 25 / 417

The Synopsis for Gifted (2017) 720p

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 Director and Players for Gifted (2017) 720p

[Director]Marc Webb
[Role:]Chris Evans
[Role:]Lindsay Duncan
[Role:]Mckenna Grace


The Reviews for Gifted (2017) 720p


Reviewed byJay MehtaVote: 9/10/10

Great movie to watch. I loved the chemistry between Chris Evans andMckenna Grace. Something to watch out. The direction is great and thestory very much moving.

Story (8/10): Mary is a gifted child who is way above her biologicalage. She solves complex math problems and provides expert views onpolitics. However, her late mother's brother, Frank, is determined togive her a normal life like every other kid. However there is as muchhe can hide from the world, especially her school. Eventually, it turnsinto a courtroom battle of Mary's custody between Frank and his mother,Mary's grandmother, Evelyn, who wants to have her in top schools forgifted in the country and solve some of the all time great problems inmathematics. In the midst of all this, there is a secret kept safearound Mary's mother's death. While the plot isn't so powerful, thescript was very well written which is why the movie was gripping andmanaged to keep audience's attention. I loved the character sketch ofMary and Evelyn in particular - very assertive, except that Mary hadmore subtlety instead of visible aggression.

Acting (9/10): Chris Evans is great in the role of Frank. His brilliantchemistry with Mckenna Grace is perhaps the reason the movie was soenjoyable. Mckenna Grace had definitely tough role playing a giftedchild with all the jargons. However, the raw naughtiness she was ableto project just normal to any child of her age brought a lot of life toher role. Lindsay Duncan was good too - reminded me of Leonard's motherfrom BBT. This was only the second movie of Octavia Spencer I'vewatched and she was good again even in a limited role. She made herpresence felt strongly in the movie even with two other leading ladiesmore closely related to the protagonists. Overall, the movie had somevery good performances to watch out for.

Direction (9/10): Marc Webb elevated an average story into an excellentcinema. His projection of the artistic side (right brain) of anotherwise math genius (left brain) was great and something to take awayfrom the movie. The humor kept the movie light and fun to watch. Iloved the way the relationship of Frank and Mary was projected. Some ofthe scenes, like the hospital one, were beautifully conceptualized andexecuted.

Overall (9/10): Overall, it's a very good watch, especially for theacting and the direction. Even though it's a drama but still not heavy.

Reviewed byrioplaydrumVote: 9/10/10

I knew nothing about this film. Had seen no adds, heard no word ofmouth, pretty much nothing.

I only found it only after tapping out the local AMC 24 and driving afew extra miles to see something new.

The premise was intriguing: What to do with a seven year oldmathematical prodigy caught between a cozy, loving household occupiedby her doting Uncle Frank and a one-eyed cat named Fred, and achallenging but cold academic world ready to pace her on mentaltreadmills for the rest of her life.

McKenna Grace plays little Mary who's character is at the center ofattention whether she likes it or not. Mostly not.

Grace's performance does raise a few eye brows as she very convincinglyplays a precocious and genius little girl plagued with boredom beingsurrounded by the dead-weight of average students she has nothing incommon with.

In fact, Mary's personality is also far developed beyond her peers,exhibiting a sarcastic and jaded sense of humor more on par with abunch of 40-year olds downing a shot or two after a particularly badday at work.

After Mary's abilities are discovered by her first grade teacher, theinevitable battle for command of her future quickly unfolds.

One very powerful supporting role is supplied by Lindsay Duncan whoportrays Evelyn the Grandmother. Evelyn is a poised and properEnglishwoman armed with a titanium intellect few would want tochallenge. As the legal proceedings unfold, Evelyn verbally fire-bombsthe entire court room from the stand without batting an eye in herfight for custody of Mary.

Her arguments and assessments are hopelessly air-tight and seamless,leaving Uncle Frank and his lawyer scrambling.

Frank just wants Mary to be a little girl. Grandma wants to plug herinto The Matrix. Who will win?

'Gifted' is not without it's displays of some original laughs. Myfavorite was a scene in which little Mary discovers her Uncle Frank issleeping with her 1st grade teacher, who one morning comes stumblinginto the kitchen wearing only a towel.

Their reaction to each other is priceless.

As to why this production is flying under the radar with virtually noadvertising or promotion is baffling.

The hour-and-a-half flew by for me and left me with an odd feeling itended too soon. Aside from that, there was almost nothing wrong withthis film, at least not that I could find.

Warm, unique and entertaining, 'Gifted' should stay with you for daysafterwards.

A great family night movie.

how do we choose who chooses?Reviewed byDavid FergusonVote: 7/10

Greetings again from the darkness. The "right" choice isn't always obvious. Things get more complicated when even the "best" choice isn't clear. Place a young child at the heart of that decision tree, and the result may yield emotional turmoil and an abundance of moral high ground and judgment. Such best intentions are at the core of this latest from director Marc Webb (his first feature since 500 Days of Summer) and writer Tom Flynn.

Frank (Chris Evans) is raising his 10 year old child prodigy niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) in low-key small town Florida. The circumstances that brought the two of them together aren't initially known, but are explained in a poignant moment later in the film. Frank has been home-schooling Mary and now believes it's time she transitions to public school for the socialization aspect ? "try being a kid for once" he urges. Of course, Mary's teacher Bonnie (Jenny Slate, Obvious Child) immediately realizes Mary is special, and just like that, the wheels of the educational system are in motion to explain to Frank why they know what's best for Mary ? a high-fallutin private school where she can be all she can be.

There is a really nice and enjoyable story here of Uncle Frank dedicated to doing what he thinks is best for bright and charming and spirited young Mary, but it all comes crashing down when the bureaucrats, and ultimately Frank's mother (Lindsay Duncan), get involved. When the adults can't agree on the best route for Mary, a courtroom battle ensues. Ms. Duncan gets a witness scene reminiscent of Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men, and her overall performance stands in effective stark contrast to the warm fuzzies of Mr. Evans.

The supporting cast contributes nicely, though Octavia Spencer's role as kindly neighbor Roberta is more limited than it should be, and the love connection between Evans and Ms. Slate could have easily been omitted - but she is so pleasant on screen, that we don't mind at all. Glenn Plummer and John Finn are the attorneys who go to war, and Fred the one-eyed cat also gets plenty of screen time. But there is little doubt that the movie really belongs to the effervescent Miss Grace. She nails the back and forth between kid and genius, and we never doubt her sincerity.

Child prodigies have been explored through other fine movies such as Little Man Tate, Searching for Bobby Fisher, and Shine, and while this one may run a bit heavier on melodrama, but it's worthy of that group. The best discussions after this movie would revolve around what's best for the child. Should she be deprived of "higher" education in order to live within a more "normal" social environment? Are any of the adults more interested in their own ego than in what's in the child's best interest? Home school vs public school vs private school is always good for some fireworks, and everyone has their own thoughts. So how do we decide who gets to decide? Does a parent get the final say on their child – even if their motivations may be in doubt? Should every kid be pushed to their academic – or artistic – or athletic – limits? The questions are many and the answers are complicated. There is a great line in the film that itself is worthy of conversation: "You got on the bad side of a small-minded person with authority". Yikes. Even Cat Stevens' great song "The Wind" can't soften that.

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