Gifted (2017)


Marc Webb directs Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace and Lindsay Duncan in this weepie about a drop-out uncle who tries to protect the genius niece he has raised from being hothoused by his own cold, academically ambitious mother. 

A summer treat amongst all the Greek goddesses and cursed Cruisers. A sunny, visually compelling blend of Kramer Vs Kramer and Good Will Hunting. It manipulates you lithely, keeps you guessing, and works your tear ducts like a punching bag. A relaxed starry turn by Evans, some uncommonly charming child acting, an achingly cute one eyed moggy and a measured use of sharp humour make this an universal crowd pleaser with nary a crashing spaceship in sight.


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