gifted

Starring: Chris Evans, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer, Mckenna Grace, Julie Ann Emery

Drama directed by Marc Webb which follows Frank Adler (Chris Evans), 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 as she decides to fight for custody.

 

Best Quotes from Trailer:

 

Mary Adler: Please don’t make me go, you can keep homeschooling me.
Frank Adler: I taught you everything I know. No more argument, okay? We discussed this ad nauseam.
Mary Adler: What’s ad nauseam?
Frank Adler: You don’t know? Well, it looks like someone needs school.


 

Children: Good morning, Miss Stevenson.
Bonnie: Who can tell me what three plus three is?
Mary Adler: Everyone knows it’s six.
Bonnie: Mary, can you stand up please? Can you tell me what fifty-seven multiplied by one hundred and thirty-five is?
[Mary pauses]
Bonnie: Okay. Who can…
Mary Adler: Seven thousand six hundred and ninety-five. The square root is eighty-seven point seven, and change. Now what does ad nauseam mean?


 

Bonnie: [to Frank] I think your niece may be gifted.


 

Bonnie’s Headmaster: I am good friends with the headmaster of the Oaks Academy for Gifted Education.
Frank Adler: No, I promised I’d give Mary a normal life. I think she’s got to be here.


 

Mary Adler: Who’s that lady in the front of our door?
Frank Adler: That would your grandmother.
Mary Adler: Holy sh…


 

Frank Adler: [to Evelyn] What are you doing here?


 

Evelyn Adler: [to Frank] You are denying the girl her potential. How many seven year-olds are doing advanced calculus?


 

Frank Adler: You’re going to take that girl, you’re going to loan her out to some think tank where she can talk nontrivial zeros with a bunch of old Russian guys for the rest of her life.
Evelyn Adler: And you’d bury her under a rock.


 

Mary Adler: You forgot the negative on the xponent.
Seymore Shankland: Mary, why didn’t you say anything?
Mary Adler: Frank says I’m not supposed to correct older people. Nobody likes a smartass.


 

Aubrey Highsmith: We petition the court to grant my client full custody of the child.


 

Frank Adler: Evelyn, stop! I’m raising her how I believe Diane would have wanted.


 

Roberta Taylor: [to Frank] If anybody takes that baby away, I’ll smother you in your sleep.


 

Frank Adler: My sister wanted Mary to be a kid, she wanted her to have friends and to be happy.
Aubrey Highsmith: Tell us, do you have health insurance?
Frank Adler: No.
Aubrey Highsmith: Did you spend the night in jail?
Greg Cullen: Objection!


 

Bonnie: What’s your greatest fear?
Frank Adler: That I’ll ruin Mary’s life.


 

[referring to Roberta]
Mary Adler: She’s bossy.
Frank Adler: I’ve heard that.


 

[referring to Frank]
Mary Adler: He’s a good person. He wanted me before I was smart.

 

Gifted is set for release in the US April 12th and UK June 16th.

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