When I watched the preview to the movie Gifted, I knew that it was a must watch. First of all, it features two of my favorite actors Mr.Chris Evans and Octavia Spencer who had an Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role HiddenFigures Second, there is a Cat in the film. A Cat guys!
This movie is about Mary, a genius who inherited her gift from her deceased mother. On her passing, Frank who is Mary’s uncle quit his job as a professor to care for her by giving her a normal life. He did this to protect Mary from her grandmother, who he feared would exploit her talent for her own personal gain – life devoted to mathematics.
Frank decided to take Mary to school, which she protested – claiming that she doesn’t want to be in school with kids who are learning basic things like 1+1. She wanted Frank to continue tutoring her from home, but Frank’s idea of normal life meant that Mary had to go to school and socialize with normal kids her age.
On her First day at school, Mary’s teacher was surprised by her mathematical talent. She went ahead and told the principal who offered to get Mary a scholarship at a gifted school but Frank turned down the offer. A storm brewed when Frank’s mother decided to challenge him in a custody battle that separated Frank and Mary. Both Frank and Mary were devastated. Mary felt that Frank failed to keep his promise “Never to be separated” so she resented and didn’t want to see him.
To get Mary back from his mother, Frank decided to give his mother the one thing his late sister had asked Frank to keep hidden and safe up until their mother had passed away. Mary’s late mother had solved the Navier-Strokes Problem Frank asked his mother to let him care for Mary as she won’t have time for her, considering that Frank’s mother had to defend her late daughter’s work.
Finally, Mary was reunited with Frank and they lived happily ever after with their one-eyed cat.
If you haven’t watched this movie yet, you are missing out on a beautiful story. You will love Mary’s personality. Watch her Karaoke moment with Octavia Spencer.
Watch the trailer here