GIFTED (2017) Movie Review
CHRIST IN CULTURE
This film will take your heart away. The relationship between the father and the daughter is gripping. And the point of the film is no less gripping. We all have our unique gifts in life. But that uniqueness is not the totality of who we are. We are more that our gift (talents, uniqueness). Without love, despite the gift, we are nothing.
I may have the gift of inspired preaching; I may have all knowledge and understand all secrets; I may have all the faith needed to move mountains—but if I have no love, I am nothing.
--1 Corinthians 13:2 GNT
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.
Release date: April 7, 2017
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Director: Marc Webb
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for thematic elements, language and some suggestive material)
Screenwriter: Tom Flynn
Starring: Chris Evans, McKenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer
Here is a great interview from ET Canada. It is charming. Chris Evans (Frank) and McKenna Grace (Mary) reveal their biggest fears