GIFTED Starring Chris Evans (2017)

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Release: May 3, 2017
Director: Marc Webb
Cast: Chris Evans, Jenny Slate, McKenna Grace, Octavia Spencer, Lindsay Duncan
Trailer: Coming Soon

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.


  • francomendoza2016francomendoza2016 Banned by Admin PExer
    Hindi na talaga ako sanay Makita si Chris Evans na hindi Captain America. :P
  • GreatCharlemagneGreatCharlemagne Pax Saintmorning Everwinter ✭✭✭
    "GIFTED" naman talaga si Chris Evans kahit noon pa!!! :naughty: Charots!!! :love:
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    via press release


    Chris Evans plays another kind of hero in the upcoming deeply touching family drama “Gifted” as a doting uncle to McKenna Grace.

    “Gifted” trails the joyous journey of Frank Adler (Evans) and Mary Adler living peacefully on their own but is interrupted when Frank’s mother, Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan), discovers that Mary is a prodigy like her mother. Fighting against his mother for the custody of Mary, Frank is determined to give the child a normal upbringing as opposed to the plans of Evelyn.

    Supported with an impressive cast, “Gifted” also includes Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer and Critics’ Choice Best Actress (Comedy) Jenny Slate directed by Marc Webb who also helmed blockbuster favourites such as “500 Days of Summer,” “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”

    “Gifted” opens May 3 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bro
  • forgforg Administrator PEx Moderator
    via press release


    From the director of the surprise hit “500 Days of Summer,” Marc Webb helms his latest endearing story “Gifted” - starring the world’s beloved captain Chris Evans along with the über-talented Oscar winner Octavia Spencer and rising young star Grace McKenna.

    Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) in a coastal town in Florida. But Mary is a brilliant child prodigy and Frank's intention that she lead a normal life are thwarted when the seven-year-old’s command of mathematics comes to the attention of his formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan)—a wealthy Bostonian whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Mary and Frank. As family tensions and disconnections flare, uncle and niece find support in Roberta (Octavia Spencer), their protective landlady and best friend, and Mary’s teacher Bonnie (Jenny Slate), a young woman whose concern for her student soon develops into a relationship with her uncle as well.

    “Gifted” began its journey to the big screen when producer Karen Lunder, who has produced an assortment of films including “Arrival,” remembers a conversation with producer Andy Cohen in which she asked: “‘What do you have that’s great and different? What is the thing you’re most excited about?’ He sent me “Gifted.” When I read the script, it had this timeless quality to it. It felt like the kind of movies I grew up watching: it was a throwback of sorts to films of the 70’s and early 80’s that weren’t afraid to make you laugh and cry – that were both escapist and real.”

    Like Lunder and Cohen, director Webb responded immediately to the writing. “I kept on waiting for this script to get bad, but it just kept getting better. It was simple, warm and uncynical. The writing felt nourishing to me. Mary and Frank are something like a comedy team with a lot of heart. After spending so many years on bigger movies, I just wanted to hang out with these two.”

    In his career, Chris Evans has judiciously chosen a balance of blockbuster and smaller, more interior films. He picked “Gifted” for many reasons but says: “It was more the director than the role. You can have a great role and a great script. You can have a lot of pieces in place but if you don’t have a great director, you don’t have much. So for me it was Marc Webb.”

    Webb is particularly pleased that “Gifted” is a movie in which all the intellectual powerhouses are women. “It’s a movie where women are really brilliant and it’s not done as a stunt. It’s something that feels weirdly rare, I don’t know why. I love the idea of having girls who are good at math, women who are good at math. I mean, it happens in the world but we just don’t always recognize that in cinema.”

    Webb also thinks that fathers will respond to the message of the film, if his own reaction is any example: “I’m a forty-year-old dude, and I got choked up. All the burly grips hid behind the duvateen (light blocking fabric) because they were crying. I think men are not encouraged to feel, which I think is one of the challenges that Frank has to face, but of course men are emotional creatures too.”

    “Gifted” will open in cinemas on May 3 from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.
  • hoyheyjeyhoyheyjey Moderator PEx Moderator


    Philippine Release Date: May 3, 2017
    Director: Marc Webb
    Cast: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan


    [JUSTIFY]Would you fulfill your dying sister's wish to give her child a normal life if she's a prodigy just like her mom? Frank Adler is definitely torn - all for the sake of her beloved niece.[/JUSTIFY][CENTER-HIDDEN]33578355534_69a26e6d25.jpg[/CENTER-HIDDEN]
    [JUSTIFY]Gifted is a 2017 drama film by Marc Webb, starring Chris Evans and Mckenna Grace as Frank and Mary Adler, an uncle-and-niece tandem residing in Tampa. The movie basically revolves around Mary, who lost her mom to an unfortunate suicide incident despite having a decorated life as one of the world's top mathematician.[/JUSTIFY][CENTER-HIDDEN]34420261575_f5af15185c.jpg[/CENTER-HIDDEN]
    [JUSTIFY]Apparently, Mary inherited her mom's numerical prowess and was discovered by Bonnie Stevenson (Jenny Slate), the prodigy's teacher in a local school. Mary was offered a scholarship for advanced studies but Frank, as Mary's legal guardian, declined it primarily to fulfill her sister's dying wish - give Mary a decent and normal life.[/JUSTIFY][CENTER-HIDDEN]34261164052_4f8ec2770f.jpg[/CENTER-HIDDEN]
    [JUSTIFY]Consequently, Evelyn Adler (Lindsay Duncan), Mary's grand mom and Frank's mother, found out Mary's mental giftedness and engaged his son to the court in a battle for custody, banking on the premise that the environment Frank provides for Mary isn't adequate enough. This starts the turn of events that will lead Frank to ask himself - is he really a worthy guardian to his niece, and more importantly, will he be able to fulfill her sister's wish?

    The movie gave importance to a child's secure future, while it did not run out of conflict as to highlight Frank's selfish desires to keep the child. Although the movie did not fall short of comedy strides to keep the mood light despite the weight of the story, it did not overshadow the focus of the story between Frank, Mary and her future.[/JUSTIFY][CENTER-HIDDEN]34378761406_5db34acae9.jpg[/CENTER-HIDDEN]
    [JUSTIFY]Similarly, Gifted was adequately backed up with a convincing supporting cast, most especially Octavia Spencer (Adler's neighbor) and Glenn Plummer (Adler's lawyer). Spencer provided the motherly presence the story lacked while Plummer gave the glimmer of hope amidst Frank's slim chances in the court.

    Gifted is a good movie discussing how to deal with children beyond our grasp - what do they really need as they are deemed special and “gifted”. Moreover, the movie is a good eye-opener to elderlies who tend to neglect their children's needs in exchange to academic glories only them are actually proud of.[/JUSTIFY]


    Rating: 9/10


    Gifted is NOW SHOWING in cinemas nationwide.

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  • XanaxXanax Member ✭✭✭
    Ang ganda ng movie na ito. Wala atang nanood na pexer, :(
  • @Xanax ; may link ka po?  Interested to watch :)
  • Watched this film on the cinemas. It wasn't our first choice and by chance, we had to go with this movie instead but interesting enough, I LOVED IT! napaiyak talaga ako dito haha

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