A fantastic film with fantastic performances by Chris Evans and young Mckenna Grace. It tells the story of a single dad raising his seven-year-old niece Mary (Grace) that is a child prodigy. Frank (Evans) raises the girl the normal way without singling her out as a genius, but that all changes when Frank’s mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) wants to put the girl’s gifts to be explored. This may be one of Evans’ best performances (along with my personal favorite in Before We Go). He is subtle, warm and heartfelt performance is one of the better ones of the year. Grace is equally impressive, sharp witted. This is a touching movie that is really well written, directed and acted. A definite must watch.

Gifted is out and available now on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and VOD

Written by Jim Alexander

Once upon a time I watched Monday Night Raw on Monday nights. By coincidence I ended up hooked on The Bachelor/Bachelorette. That lead to a Blog at Chicago Now called Bachelor Universe and a podcast of the same name. Now, I've decided to spread my wings and create this site that can be your Bachelor/Bachelorette destination. Aside from The Bachelor, in my personal life I'm a bachelor myself. Looking for the love of my life (not handing out many roses). I'm an avid animal lover. Have a rabbit and two turtles. I'm a film critic and co-founder of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC). Lover of sports. Currently residing in the suburbs of Chicago (my hometown).

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