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Gifted, the upcoming movie starring Chris Evans, explores the relationship and challenges that Frank (Evans) must deal with while raising his precocious niece Mary, who has an extraordinary gift.
Having promised Mary’s mom that he would give her a normal life, Frank must choose the best path for his talented niece – a school for the gifted, or a normal education.
The film explores his own ethical debate as he fights to find out what is best for the little girl – and encounters some severe resistance along the way.
Full of unexpected charm and passion, Gifted hits screens on April 7th – but is it worth your time?
Today, I am sharing with you five reasons why you are going to want to watch Gifted on April 7th.
Gifted is Funny
Chris Evans is known for his ability to play off-beat comic roles well – remember his performance in Fantastic 4? He brings that same charm to his role as Frank, combining classic timing with a sense of warmth and humor.
The same is true of McKenna Grace, a rising star with a sense of comical timing that’s rare of somebody so young. She’s more than just precocious – she is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face with her mix of maturity and expressive emotions and facial quirks.
Even though this is a drama, you won’t leave without laughing.
There is something inspiring and uplifting about this film.
The love of a man placed in a difficult position – raising a young woman the way he believes her mom would have – is at the core of a difficult moral question.
Does he give her the opportunity to explore her gift, or stick to her mom’s wishes and give her a normal life? Despite the ethical dilemma, this is a movie of hope, bravery, and love, and you will be inspired to think about your own relationships and responsibilities.
In classic films like Rain Man and Good Will Hunting, we’re introduced to older, male prodigies who must navigate their way through a masculine environment.
Gifted is different. Not only is the protagonist a young girl, but the parental role is played by a single man.
It might seem like a small difference, but the tensions and emotional stereotypes that are challenged by this approach make for a unique movie experience.
It Is Thought-Provoking
While there are times when you just want to switch off and watch an action epic, great movies make you think about your own life and the world that you live in.
Gifted is a film that immediately puts you in the position of Frank. Chris Evans will make you feel every conflicting and inner question as he battles to make the right choices for a girl with tremendous talent.
It is Enjoyable
As much as Gifted is a movie that will make you question things, laugh, and maybe cry, it is not gloomy and oppressive.
The narrative and relationships between the characters will leave you feeling positive, and even if you don’t get emotionally invested, this is still a highly watchable film that you need to make sure you see in selected cinemas come April 7th.
Will you be watching Gifted this April?
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer’s Network.