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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: 15 / 374

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

Gifted and WholeReviewed byJon OchiaiVote: 8/10

In "Gifted" after her taxing first day of main stream school, 7 year- old mathematics prodigy Mary, played by amazing Mckenna Grace, sits on her guardian Uncle Frank, played by gentle Chris Evans, on their beach day near their Florida home. Frank asks Mary about making friends at school. Mary says that she can't make friends with "idiots". The older and wiser Frank tells her, "Your Mother would have wanted you to have compassion." Mary's Mother Diane was the brilliant mathematician, who tragically committed suicide after Mary was born.

Director Marc Webb's "Gifted" is predictable, contrived, and could have been better. I loved that scene with Frank and Mary at the beach which defines the movie. "Gifted" is about compassion, love, and seeing people as whole beyond just their gifts. I liked "Gifted" a lot. Evans and Grace are touching and beautiful together. They compel and shine within the movie's frailties.

Writer Tom Flynn has best intentions; however, some of the plot lines and characters falter. Frank's Mother Evelyn played by dominating Lindsay Duncan is too cold and singular without heart. I don't think she is supposed to be the villain, but she is in the movie. Frank and Mary's kind sage landlord Roberta, played by wonderful Octavia Spencer, is not so much a breathing character, rather a paternal narrative device. This wastes the talents of Spencer. Jenny Slate plays Mary's understanding First Grade Teacher Bonnie, who predictably falls in love with Frank. This creates conflict for Mary and Frank which does not have an entirely authentic feel. However, Evans and Slate's chemistry make this work; because we believe Mary's life is in both of their hearts.

Bonnie discovers Mary's genius in math class. She informs Frank, of which he is already aware. Frank was the former Philosophy Professor at Boston University, before leaving to care for his late sister's daughter. Frank works odd jobs repairing boats. He home schooled Mary as much as possible. While the kids in Mary's class are doing simple arithmetic, she is schooling herself in partial differential equations.

A bully trips Mary's friend on the bus, destroying his school project. Mary responds punching out the bully. Meeting with the school principal, Frank agrees that what she did was wrong. However, he is very proud that she took a stand for someone weaker. The principal reminds Frank that Mary is gifted and would be better suited at the private school for kids like her. Frank says no. He says that Mary's Mother would have wanted her grow up as a kid, and that she would have "wanted her to be happy". He promised Diane. He confesses, "I would rather you dumb her down, if that makes her a good person." "Gifted" is eloquently about choice.

Frank's estranged Mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) visits from her home in London. She wants charge of Mary to foster her amazing gifts at Harvard. Evelyn is also the former math prodigy, like her daughter Diane and now Mary. The family is gifted. She despises Frank for wasting Mary's gift. Mary's Mom Diane was the brilliant mathematician on the verge of solving the unsolvable Navier-Stokes Expressions. Apparently, Diane's gift was a curse that consumed her, and her driven Mother Evelyn didn't allow young Diane to live life—or fall in love. Frank knows this all too well.

In the tragically disheartening scene, Frank and Evelyn have lunch at the beach. Evelyn tells Frank the reason why Mary committed suicide: "She was weak!" Sadly Evelyn only saw her daughter's gift and not the whole Diane. She intends to sue Frank for custody of Mary. This is the dramatic family conflict of "Gifted".

"Gifted" intimately embodies love and compassion. At the narrative arc, Frank must forsake Mary. As Frank tearfully leaves Mary screams, "Don't go Frank!" Frank profoundly discovers what he has with Mary in the loss. Evans and Grace are moving and authentic in their partnership.

In the wondrous sunset scene on their beach day, Mary literally climbs on Frank. She asks "Is there a God?" Frank answers, "I don't know?" Mary asks, "What about Jesus?" Frank answers, "Love that guy? One way or another we all end up together in the end." In "Gifted" we are all together in the end. In the closing scenes we watch Grace smiling and being a little girl with her Girl Scout friends in the park. The choices matter. Kids should be allowed to be kids—it's only right. In the end, "Gifted" brings us all together.

Reviewed byDave McClain ([email protected])Vote: 9/10/10

Octavia Spencer has carved out quite a niche for herself in feel-good,family-friendly dramas. At first, she often played caregivers (mostlynurses) during her feature film career, which began in 1996 when sheplayed a nurse in "A Time to Kill". But then she won a Best SupportingActress Oscar for 2011's "The Help" (in which she played a maid). Sinceher Oscar win, the variety in her movie roles has expanded, but sheseems to have gravitated towards a certain kind of cinematic story. Shetook on roles like the peace-loving Johanna in the "Divergent" films, aloving grandmother involved in a child custody battle in "Black orWhite" (2015) and a brilliant and protective NASA supervisor in "HiddenFigures" (2016). Then, in 2017, she played God himself (well, HERself)in "The Shack" – and a loving grandmotherly figure on the fringes of achild custody battle in the terrific family-friendly drama "Gifted"(PG-13, 1:41).

The character to whom the title "Gifted" refers is a precocious7-year-old girl named Mary, played by Mckenna Grace (previously mainlyknown for her TV roles in "The Young and the Restless", "Once Upon aTime" and "Designated Survivor"). Mary never knew her father (whodisappeared from the picture when Mary's mother learned that she waspregnant) and her mother died when Mary was six months old. Mary isbeing raised by her uncle Frank (Chris Evans) in his modest Floridahome, which he pays for by freelancing as a boat repairman. Frank'slandlady is an older woman named Roberta (Spencer) who loves Mary likeshe's her own granddaughter. Good thing. Mary's real grandmother(Frank's mom) is an arrogant and controlling woman who lives inMassachusetts. Which is why Frank lives in Florida.

After home-schooling Mary for a while, Frank decides that it's time forMary to go to school, so he enrolls her in first grade. Frank thinksit's critically important that Mary socialize and make friends withkids her own age. Mary doesn't think she should go to school. Robertaagrees and isn't shy about expressing her concerns to Frank. Robertaknows that Mary is special and is concerned about protecting her from aworld which can't understand her. Mary doesn't want to go to schoolbecause she knows that she can't relate to kids who aren't on herintellectual level. Also because elementary school is so… well,elementary. Mary's concerns about school play out very quickly when shehits a boy in the face with a book for bullying a younger child – andwhen she gets disgusted with her strict, but caring teacher, BonnieStevenson (Jenny Slate) for asking the kids what 3+3 equals, when Marycan do calculus! Ms. Stevenson clearly recognizes Mary's genius inmathematics and the school's principal (Elizabeth Marvel) tells Frankthat the school is unable to academically challenge a child like Maryand offers to help get Mary into a very prestigious private schoolnearby. Frank refuses, insisting that what Mary needs more at thispoint is to learn to socialize with her peers (chronological peers, ifnot intellectual ones) and to just "be a kid". It's at this point thatgrandma Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) shows up on Frank's doorstep. Amathematical genius herself (but surpassed by her late daughter), shetries to convince Frank that his method of raising Mary will rob her ofher potential and deprive the world of major contributions that sheseems destined to make. When Frank refuses to budge, Evelyn drags himinto court for a bitter and very personal custody battle. Roberta andEvelyn become more involved in the lives of Mary and Frank, but it'sunlikely they can do much to help Frank sort through his limitedoptions.

"Gifted" is a wonderful movie, wonderfully executed. Screenwriter TomFlynn and director Marc Webb give us a sweet and meaningful story oflove, family and finding balance in life. It also makes for outstandingdrama, with well-constructed twists and multi-layered plot lines. Graceis adorable – and exceptionally talented, as shown not just by thisrole, but by the impressive list of screen credits she accumulated bythe age of 10! Evans may not be carrying Captain America's shield inthis movie, but he's still pretty heroic as the loving but conflictedfather figure who desperately wants to do right by his niece. Slatereminds us that she's an excellent actress with more range than most ofher fellow SNL alumni. She also has great chemistry with Evans, withwhom she had a year-long relationship after making this movie. Duncanplays her pseudo-villain role with depth and Spencer is both fun andheart-warming to watch. The occasional adult language and allusions tosex take a little away from this film's family-friendliness, but"Gifted" really is a great gift to Movie Fans. "A"

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.

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