Marc Webb (2017)

12A Certificate


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Chris Evans adopts a change of pace from his Captain America heroics in this charming, heartfelt family drama that tells the story of a child prodigy. Evans plays Frank, a boat repairman who is raising his niece, Mary (Mckenna Grace), a seven-year-old maths genius. Frank loves Mary, and he wants to make sure that her childhood is relatively normal, so he sends her to an ordinary school. However, their lives are complicated when Frank becomes embroiled in a custody battle with Mary's estranged grandmother, Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan), who believes the girl should attend a specialised school in order to reach her full potential. All of this is entirely predictable, but Gifted has some lovely scenes (Mary asking Frank about God), and it is surprisingly affecting in places. Also, Duncan ensures that Evelyn doesn't feel like a hateful, one-dimensional villain, while Evans is likeable and engaging. Happily, the same can be said about the film as a whole.


Single man Frank Adler attempts to raise his child prodigy niece, Mary. However, his plans for a normal school life for the youngster are foiled when the youngster's mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank's formidable mother, Evelyn. Drama, starring Chris Evans, Lindsay Duncan and Mckenna Grace.

Cast & Crew

Frank Adler Chris Evans
Bonnie Stevenson Jenny Slate
Mary Adler Mckenna Grace
Evelyn Adler Lindsay Duncan
Roberta Taylor Octavia Spencer
Director Marc Webb
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Swearing, sexual references.Available on: DVDReleased on: 16 Jun 2017
Children's Drama