Friday, April 7, 2017

GIFTED movie

Janet's TAKE: Fine performances by the cast of #GiftedMovie are overshadowed by "gifted" young actress Mckenna Grace. B-

Synopsis:
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. -Fox Searchlight Pictures

Cast:
Chris Evans
Mckenna Grace,
Lindsay Duncan
Jenny Slate
Octavia Spencer

Directed by: Marc Webb

PG-13     Run time: 101 minutes