Gifted (2017) – Encore Review


“This is gonna be fun. You’re gonna meet kids today you can borrow money from the rest of your life.” – Frank

Number of Times Seen – 2 (9 Jul 2017 and 3 Jul 2018)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – A man tries to raise his genius niece on his own and runs into difficulties when she begins attending First Grade and it becomes apparent to all those around her that she is not a normal 8 year old.

My Take on it – This is a film that I saw last year for the first time and enjoyed it, but in the year since then didn’t really recall much of what happens.

The fact that my wife was interested in seeing this film, gave me a reason to rewatch it.

This film poses an interesting premise about what can happen if someone tries to shelter a gifted child from a life of competitiveness and wants her to lead a “normal” life as a child.

The film works really well largely due to the great chemistry between Chris Evans and McKenna Grace who come across a people who really have sent their lives together alone for the young girls entire life.

The plot itself is believable and the added moments of humor along the way helps make it enjoyable.

The do a great job here of slowly revealing to the viewer the history of these characters and instead of jumping right in to it all, we are given hints along the way that help us understand it all.

This film is proof that Evans is a talented actor in drama along with his already proven success in the action genre.

Bottom Line – Interesting idea that works really well due to the great chemistry between Evans and Grace. The plot works well because we get to see a gifted child who also has the benefit of a mentor who lets her act like a normal child at the same time.  Loved he way that the story slowly reveals the history of the people involved and that helps endear things to the audience even more.  Evans definitely proves that he is able to handle drama along with his many successes in the action genre.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia –  The Navier-Stokes problem mentioned in the movie is indeed one of the seven Millennium Prize problems in mathematics. Clay Mathematics Institute offered a US $1,000,000 prize to the first person providing a solution for a specific statement of the problem. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy 8/10 (slight upgrade from original review)

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