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Gifted

ADVANCED FILM REVIEW: Gifted (2017)

Gifted is an unusual movie in the contemporary film landscape, it is a character driven melodrama with heart and moral ambiguity, where the principle characters are all easily relatable. The choices Frank (Chris Evans) has to make are truly heartbreaking, especially with the betrayal that comes later on.

On the surface, Gifted could easily be seen in a cynical sense of the merging of several genre tropes crammed together, the single parental figure raising a child against all odds, a custody battle mode (cue Kramer vs Kramer) and the lowly maths genius from the wrong side of the tracks who feels alone and trapped by circumstances until a kindly teacher tries to improve their life (Good Will Hunting); only this time the young maths genius is actually a seven year old girl. Read more …