Gifted (2017)

6.9

Movie

United Kingdom, United States of America
English
Comedy, Drama, Family
2017
MARC WEBB
Aidan McKenna Bateman, Ashley L. Thomas, Brody Rose
101 min

What it's about

Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

The take

Expect both heavy emotional punches and great comedic moments in this engaging comedy-drama. Boosted by amazing writing, the characters are easy to relate to but remain interesting throughout the movie, with many ideas and layers to them. Jenny Slate and Chris Evans are both great as a very gifted child and her uncle who find themselves at the center of a custody battle. The plot may be a little unusual but it offers a great vehicle to explore the dynamics between a caring uncle, a gifted child, and an obsessive mother.

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