‘Gifted’ Is A Touching Drama | Film Review
Gifted is a 2017 drama starring Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate and Octavia Spencer. It is directed by Marc Webb (known for 500 Days Of Summer). A synopsis for this film reads: “Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.”
I want to start off by saying that this is one of the best films I’ve seen this year. If I were to rate it I would give it a mark of 9 out of 10. I didn’t wanted to see this because it’s a blockbuster (cause it’s not) or because of any hype. It was because, I read a bit about it and being made by the same guy who directed 500 Days Of Summer, convinced me to go to the cinema and watch it.
I enjoyed the story, which was well thought through. Everyone did a great job in terms of acting. I feel that doesn’t happen too often in the films that I watch. I really enjoyed the way it was shot. It gave characters authenticity and put them in a different light.
Another plus is that Gifted has drama, humour, sadness, and happiness. Even a little romance. There’s something in it for everyone to enjoy. The movie has many ‘moments,’ little things that resemble your own life, the troubles and the joys, the ups and downs of life. I really loved it for that. I would say it’s a family film with some adult themes. Nothing graphic though.
It’s a quiet movie, not something flashy, not hugely dramatic. But there is a good story that’s filmed and acted well. Mckenna Grace who plays Mary and Chris Evans who plays her uncle, Frank, are absolutely suited for their roles. They have great chemistry on screen and are so great with each other and it was so touching when they were together.
Lindsay Duncan, who played Mary’s grandmother, also plays solid role, and contributed to the development of the story. This film can get emotional, but I think it’s a good thing for a movie to cause some reactions in people and I think that all the films should have this as their purpose.
Gifted is out in cinemas everywhere! If you want more reasons to see this film, watch the official trailer below: