GiftedFrank Adler (Chris Evans) is 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. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary's landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary's teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well.Genre: DramaCountry: United StatesDuration: 101 minQuality: HDRelease: 2017IMDb: 7.7
Critic Reviews of "Gifted"
J. R. Jones Chicago ReaderApril 13, 2017
As scripted, Evelyn is too vicious to be persuasive, and Flynn undercuts her morally by stressing her lust for recognition.
Colin Covert Minneapolis Star TribuneApril 13, 2017
Sure, it's a simple, straightforward film, but sometimes that's all you need as long as its heart is true.
Rex Reed New York ObserverApril 12, 2017
A formulaic and manipulative tearjerker that is really nothing more than a woman's picture from a man's point of view.
Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-DispatchApril 11, 2017
"Gifted" is an engaging comedy-drama that avoids becoming too much of a tearjerker.
David Fear Rolling StoneApril 10, 2017
The film's heroine is extraordinarily gifted. The film itself, not so much.
Ellie Walker-Arnott Time OutApril 07, 2017
The question at the movie's heart is: What is best for Mary? The answer Gifted chooses is predictable, but that doesn't stop the movie from messing with your tear ducts.
James Mottram South China Morning PostMay 01, 2017
It's predictable but pleasurable enough - an inoffensive charmer that doesn't outstay its welcome.
Todd Jorgenson Cinemalogue.comApril 28, 2017
... a heartfelt but manipulative tearjerker that never digs into the various moral dilemmas at its core with much sincerity or authenticity.
Jackie K. Cooper Huffington PostApril 24, 2017
A strong plot mixed with dynamic acting added to innovative directing equals a gift of a movie. Mckenna Grace is adorable.
John Serba MLive.comApril 21, 2017
Functions reasonably well as an ankle-deep melodrama until its third act, when characters are thrown into the gears of the plot machine.
Dan Lybarger Arkansas Democrat-GazetteApril 21, 2017
Essentially a watered-down version of Searching for Bobby Fischer, Gifted is earnest but phony.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality and PracticeApril 21, 2017
Drama about an uncle's love and caretaking for his niece who is a young math prodigy.
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Chris EvansBirth date: 13 June 1981, Boston, Massachusetts, USADescription: Christopher Robert Evans began his acting career in typical fashion: performing in school productions and community theater.He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Lisa (Capuano), who worked at the Concord Youth Theater, and G. Robert Evans III, a dentist. His uncle is congressman Mike Capuano. Chris's father is of half German and half Welsh/English/Scottish ancestry, while Chris's mother is of half Italian and half Irish descent. He has an older sister, Carly Evans, and two younger siblings, a brother named Scott Evans, and a sister named Shana Evans. The family moved to suburban Sudbury when he was 11 years-old. Bitten by the acting bug in the first grade because his older sister, Carly, started performing, Evans followed suit and began appearing in school plays. While at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, his drama teacher cited his performance as "Leontes" in "The Winter's Tale" as exemplary of his skill. After more plays and regional theater, he moved to New York and attended the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute.On the advice of friends, he landed an internship at a casting office and befriended a couple of the agents he regularly communicated with - one of whom later took him on as a client. The screen - not the stage - then became his focus; Evans soon began auditioning for feature films and television series. Evans made one of his first appearances on The Fugitive (2000) (CBS, 2000-2001), a remake of the 1960s series and feature film starring Harrison Ford. In the episode "Guilt", Evans played the son of a small-town sheriff who tries to exact revenge after Dr. Richard Kimble - incognito as a liquor store owner - refuses to sell him and his friends alcohol. After small roles in Cherry Falls (2000) and The Newcomers (2000) - two unknown low-budget features - Evans appeared in Boston Public (2000) (Fox, 2000-2004) as a murder suspect. He then appeared in his first major feature, Not Another Teen Movie (2001), a spoof on teen comedies wherein he played a jock who makes a bet that he can turn an unpopular and unkempt girl (Chyler Leigh) into prom queen.After filming a couple of television pilots he was confident would be successful - Just Married (2003) and Eastwick (2002) - he appeared in another listless teen comedy, The Perfect Score (2004), playing an average, ho-hum student who takes part in a plot to steal the SAT test. Hijinks naturally ensue. Then, Evans broke through to the Big Time, grabbing the lead in the kidnapping thriller, Cellular (2004), a suspenseful B movie with a cheesy gimmick - a random wrong number on his cell phone forces him into a high-stakes race to save an unknown woman's life. Despite an unassuming performance from Evans and Kim Basinger as the damsel in distress, Cellular (2004) failed to break any box office records or please a wide majority of critics. Evans then prepared himself for super stardom when he signed on to play Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four (2005), 20th Century Fox's long-awaited adaptation of the Marvel comic. Although the film was wildly uneven and disappointing, Evans nearly stole the show with his energetic, unfettered performance. In that year itself, Chris was noticed by critics and made it into magazine and Internet countdowns, scoring himself a third position of the hot body countdown from Gay.com and #18 on E! Television's 2006 101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies.The year 2007 also proved to be one successful year for Chris, as he had two movies released around the world that same year, starting with the second installment of the Marvel franchise Fantastic Four. Chris received positive reviews for his performance. The Nanny Diaries (2007), where Evans played Harvard Hottie, showed his sensitive. The year 2008 saw Chris Evans' part of the movie Street Kings (2008), playing the character Detective Paul Diskant. The movie is about police officers trying to cover up their wrongdoings and audiences got to see a serious side of Chris. In the same year, Chris also worked on the movie The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2008).
Mckenna GraceBirth date: 25 June 2006, USADescription: Mckenna Grace was born on June 25, 2006 in the USA. She is known for her work on Designated Survivor (2016), Mr. Church (2016) and Gifted (2017).
Lindsay DuncanBirth date: 7 November 1950, Edinburgh, Scotland, UKDescription: Lindsay Duncan was born on November 7, 1950 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Lindsay Vere Duncan. She is known for her work on About Time (2013), Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) and Alice in Wonderland (2010). She is married to Hilton McRae. They have one child.
Jenny SlateBirth date: 25 March 1982, Milton, Massachusetts, USADescription: Jenny Slate was born on March 25, 1982 in Milton, Massachusetts, USA as Jenny Sarah Slate. She is an actress and writer, known for Zootopia (2016), The Secret Life of Pets (2016) and Obvious Child (2014). She has been married to Dean Fleischer-Camp since September 15, 2012.
Octavia SpencerBirth date: 25 May 1970, Montgomery, Alabama, USADescription: Spencer is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, which she claims is the proverbial buckle of the Bible belt. She's the sixth of seven siblings and holds a BS in Liberal Arts from Auburn University. A "closet" lover of acting, this practical Alabamian knew that she'd someday work in the film industry, but never dreamed it would be in front of the camera. In 1995, acclaimed director Joel Schumacher changed all that by giving her a small part opposite Sandra Bullock in the hit film A Time to Kill, and Spencer was on her way. In 1996, she teamed up with Bullock again in Bullock's directorial debut of Making Sandwiches, a short film that premiered at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival.Spencer made her stage debut in Los Angeles and originated the role of "LaSonia" (pronounced lasagna) in famed writer/director Del Shore's, The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife, starring opposite veteran actors Beth Grant, Dale Dickey and David Steen (2003). The play garnered Spencer and her fellow cast mates critical acclaim and a bevy of awards. Since then, Spencer has continued to see success as an actor in both film and television, working alongside Hollywood's elite. In February 2009, she was lauded by Los Angeles Times publication: The Envelope, for her brief but memorable performance in the Will Smith drama Seven Pounds.
Michael Kendall KaplanBirth date: 25 May 1970, Montgomery, Alabama, USADescription: Michael Kendall Kaplan is an actor, known for Gifted (2017).
John M. JacksonBirth date: 1 June 1950, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USADescription: John M. Jackson was born on June 1, 1950 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA as John Murice Jackson. He is an actor, known for JAG (1995), A Few Good Men (1992) and The Hitcher (1986). He has been married to Jana Gale Hawkins since October 13, 1979. They have two children.
Glenn PlummerBirth date: 18 August 1961, Richmond, California, USADescription: On a foundation of talent, unbridled dedication and a passionate mindset, Glenn Plummer has enjoyed a successful acting career that spans almost two decades. He has starred in such feature films as: Saw II (2005), co-starring Donnie Wahlberg, Shawnee Smith, Dina Meyer and Beverley Mitchell; Dennis Hopper's Colors (1988), co-starring Sean Penn, Robert Duvall and Maria Conchita Alonso; Menace II Society (1993), co-starring Samuel L. Jackson, Larenz Tate and Anthony Johnson; Showgirls (1995), co-starring Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan and Gina Gershon; The Salton Sea (2002), co-starring Val Kilmer, Vincent D'Onofrio, Anthony LaPaglia and Luiz Guzman; Poolhall Junkies (2002), co-starring Christopher Walken, Chazz Palminteri and Alison Eastwood and the compelling drama South Central (1992) in the break out role of "O.G." Bobby Johnson, one of Glenn's most memorable performances.It was largely this very moving role that helped solidify Glenn as a staple in the African-American film community. Experiencing much crossover success, Glenn took his abilities to cover a wide range of personas and delved into television. Appearing in such television movies and mini-series as, ABC's The Women of Brewster Place (1989) with Oprah Winfrey, Lynn Whitfield and Cicely Tyson; TNT's Heat Wave (1990), L.A.'s Watt's Riots of 1965, alongside Cicely Tyson, Blair Underwood, James Earl Jones and TNT's Reversible Errors (2004), with William H. Macy, Tom Selleck and Monica Potter, Glenn Plummer generated praise and accolades from critics alike for his performances in Showtime's Ruby's Bucket of Blood (2001), co-starring Angela Bassett, as well as his deep, thought-provoking exhibition in HBO's The Corner (2000), with T.K. Carter and Khandi Alexander.Before returning to the big screen, Glenn had a re-occurring role as "Timmy Rawlins" in the inaugural season of the Emmy/Golden Globes Award-Winning, television show ER (1994) including the 88-minute pilot. Currently, Glenn Plummer's projects include writing, directing (in his directorial debut), producing and starring in the upcoming horror film VooDoo Curse: The Giddeh (2006), co-starring Randy Brooks, Kira Madallo Sesay and Terry Bookhart.
John FinnBirth date: 30 September 1952, New York City, New York, USADescription: John Finn was born on September 30, 1952 in New York City, New York, USA as John Joseph Finn. He is an actor and director, known for Cold Case (2003), Catch Me If You Can (2002) and Glory (1989).
Elizabeth MarvelBirth date: 27 November 1969, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Elizabeth Marvel was born on November 27, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress, known for Burn After Reading (2008), True Grit (2010) and The District (2000). She has been married to Bill Camp since September 4, 2004. They have one child.
Candace B. HarrisBirth date: 27 November 1969, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Candace B. Harris is an actress best known for roles in Fox Searchlight's 2017 movie Gifted (Carly Rosen), NBC's Constantine (Carly), The Single Life Webseries (Angela) on the Q.U.E. Network (YouTube), and the 2017 new BET series The Quad (Chantel). Other work includes, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015), Survivor's Remorse (Starz), and Allegiant: Part 1. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Candace holds a B.A. in Film & Video, with a Minor in Theatre from Georgia State University.
Jon SklaroffBirth date: 27 November 1969, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Jon Sklaroff is an actor, known for Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Three Kings (1999) and Gifted (2017).
Jona XiaoBirth date: 18 May 1989, Changsha, ChinaDescription: This year actress Jona Xiao can be seen in some of the most talked about about projects in TV and film. She has quickly become known for her ability to bring characters to life in the comedic world, while seamlessly tapping into her range in dramatic projects. It was recently announced that she joined the cast of "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (Columbia Pictures) which will follow a young Peter Parker/Spider-Man as he begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging hero. The film is slated for release summer 2017. Also on the film front, Jona can next be seen in "Keeping Up with the Joneses" (Twentieth Century Fox) opposite Zach Galifianakis and Jon Hamm, slated for release on October 21,2016. In 2017 she will be seen in the film "Gifted" (Fox Searchlight Pictures) opposite Chris Evans, Jenny Slate, and Octavia Spencer. On the television front Jona can be seen recurring on season three of AMC's hit series "Halt and Catch Fire." Jona is a scene stealer as Julie Yang, the first female coder on Team Mutiny.Over the last few years Jona has appeared on top television series including: "Bones," "Trophy Wife," and "Rizzoli & Isles." She has been involved in over 15 films, 15 theater productions, web series, commercials, and voice-over projects.This feisty first generation Chinese-American actress grew up in St. Louis, Missouri where she began acting in middle school. Beyond her encompassing passion for acting, she also loved sports and in high school was an Academic All-American and All-State lacrosse player. When not on set, Jona taps back into her love of sports, bringing her known competitive edge. She is a championship quarterback in co-ed flag football and has won several dodgeball tournaments. Even though she hasn't won any championships in board games, she does love playing them and hosts secret industry board game nights.
Julie Ann EmeryBirth date: 18 May 1989, Changsha, ChinaDescription: Julie Ann Emery began her career at the age of 16 on the theatrical stage. Most recently she starred in "Boy Gets Girl" at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. In Chicago she received rave reviews in the title role of "Gypsy". In New York she appeared in "Twelfth Night", "Hot L Baltimore" and "Caesar and Cleopatra". In addition, she was featured in the national touring productions of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and "Annie". Born and raised in Crossville, Tennessee, she attended Webster Conservatory in St. Louis, where she studied acting. She currently resides in Los Angeles.
Keir O'DonnellBirth date: 8 November 1978, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDescription: O'Donnell was born on 8 November 1978, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia to an Australian father of Irish descent and an English mother. He grew up in the suburb of St. Ives, outside of Sydney. When he was eight years old he and his family moved to Harvard, Massachusetts, United States. He has one sibling, a brother, Patrick, who is eighteen months older. His name is of Gaelic origin and translates to "Little Dark One" (It is pronounced to rhyme with "beer").
Crystal FreyermuthBirth date: 8 November 1978, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDescription: Crystal Freyermuth is an actress, known for Gifted (2017).
Maia Moss-FifeBirth date: 8 November 1978, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDescription: Maia Moss-Fife was born and primarily raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She comes from a musical family and developed a love for singing at a very young age. As a child, she spent much of her free time listening to (and singing along with) her father's old albums. Then, in high school, she was bitten by the acting bug while performing in her first musical and has never looked back! She went on to attend the University of Miami(FL), where she honed her skills and graduated with a degree in Musical Theatre. Her body of work includes theatre, film, and television. She is very passionate about her craft and cannot imagine doing anything else. She resides in the Atlanta area with her husband and her beautiful children.
Brody RoseBirth date: 8 November 1978, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDescription: Brody Rose is an actor, known for Gifted (2017), The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) and The Maltese Moose and Squirrel (2014).
Joe ChrestBirth date: 8 November 1978, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDescription: A veteran of over 100 screen roles, and over 60 plays and musicals, Joe holds a BFA Degree in Directing from Marshall University in his home state of West Virginia, and an MFA Degree from Louisiana State University. He is a founding member of the regional theatre, Swine Palace, with RSC Director Emeritus Barry Kyle, and is the Founding Artistic Director of Ignition Film Repertory Company -- a company dedicated to nurturing and producing original works for the screen.Joe first appeared as the malevolent bellhop, Ben, in Steven Soderbergh's, "King of the Hill" and followed that with the widely acclaimed performance as Mr. Rodman in Soderbergh's,"The Underneath." Nearly unrecognizable in many of his roles, Joe continues the chameleon-like range of these early performances to the widely different characters of recent films, from the steely quiet sharpshooter, Mitchell, in "Mockingjay Part 2" to Jonah Hill's nerdy dad, David Schmidt in "21 Jump Street" to the despicable Southern aristocrat, Amos Deason in "Free State of Jones."Joe has also performed on stages from The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to The Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, working with Tony winning directors, Gordon Davidson and Jerry Zaks, and London Theatre Award winner and Olivier nominee, Barry Kyle.Joe served in The United States Air Force where he was recognized for "Cold War" service and expert marksmanship.Joe is married to choreographer ("Pawn Shop Chronicles") Christine Chrest. They have two kids, Nicolas and Samantha.
Ashley L. ThomasBirth date: 8 November 1978, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDescription: Ashley L. Thomas is an actress, known for Gifted (2017), Leslie Mills: Ah Ah (2015) and M Is for Monastery (2013).
Danielle DeadwylerBirth date: 8 November 1978, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaDescription: Danielle Deadwyler is an actress and producer, known for Sweet, Sweet Country (2013), Gifted (2017) and Ir/Reconcilable (2014).
Jack LandryBirth date: 6 October 1978, Knoxville, Tennessee, USADescription: Jack Landry was born on October 6, 1978 in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA. He is an actor, known for 2 Guns (2013), Contraband (2012) and Gifted (2017). He has been married to Weatherly Dean Brewer since June 4, 2005.
Karleigh ChaseBirth date: 6 October 1978, Knoxville, Tennessee, USADescription: Karleigh Chase is an actress/writer who is most well known for her two original one-woman shows, "Memoirs of a Painted Woman" and "LESS," for which she was a recipient of the GenYes Grant funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Karleigh's credits include film and stage work throughout the Southeast region. For her most recent performance in 'Salvage' she was awarded Best Actress at the 2015 Action Film Challenge. Her independent films have premiered at many festivals, including the Rhode Island International, Kashish Mumbai International, Gasparilla, Sunscreen, Hollywood Reel Independent, and Beverly Hills Shorts Film Festival.
Will Buie Jr.Birth date: 6 October 1978, Knoxville, Tennessee, USADescription: Will Buie Jr. is an actor, known for Gifted (2017), Dog Years (2017) and Daytime Divas (2017).
Desmond PhillipsBirth date: 6 October 1978, Knoxville, Tennessee, USADescription: Desmond Phillips is known for his work on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015), Bonnie & Clyde (2013) and Ant-Man (2015).
Teresa L. GravesBirth date: 6 October 1978, Knoxville, Tennessee, USADescription: Born in Aquadilla, Puerto Rico and raised in Long Island,New York, Hampton,Virginia,and Henrietta,New York by way of her father's 20yr service as a Senior Master Sergent in the US Air Force. Teresa's acting career began after relocating to Atlanta, Georgia. She joined The SCLC People's Survival Theatre, one of Atlanta's first African American theatre companies where she performed as a character actor in two different soap-opera weekly series and several plays. Teresa's experience in front of a still camera goes back to when she was a Plus Model and has danced as a member of several cultural dance companies in Atlanta.She's known for her TV guest star role in "If Loving You is Wrong" episodic,Own Network,Tyler Perry's Studios, Kirk Franklin's Grammy winning song "I Smile" music video, shorts and regional commercials.She also mentored a Robotics teenage afterschool program where she taught digital filmmaking and produced a documentary of the kids' experience with building a robot.
Gordon DannielsBirth date: 6 October 1978, Knoxville, Tennessee, USADescription: Gordon Danniels is an actor, known for The Great Debaters (2007), Hall Pass (2011) and Gifted (2017).
Walt EdlerBirth date: 6 October 1978, Knoxville, Tennessee, USADescription: Walt Edler is an actor, known for Gifted (2017).
Jordan EllenbergBirth date: 6 October 1978, Knoxville, Tennessee, USADescription: Jordan Ellenberg is an actor, known for Gifted (2017).
Miley NyguenBirth date: 6 October 1978, Knoxville, Tennessee, USADescription: Miley Nyguen is an actor, known for Gifted (2017).
Aidan McKenna BatemanBirth date: 6 October 1978, Knoxville, Tennessee, USADescription: Aidan McKenna Bateman is an actress, known for Gifted (2017).
Jaylyn HawkinsBirth date: 6 October 1978, Knoxville, Tennessee, USADescription: Jaylyn Hawkins is an actress, known for Gifted (2017).
Riley HarveyBirth date: 6 October 1978, Knoxville, Tennessee, USADescription: Riley Harvey is an actor, known for Gifted (2017).
Directors of "Gifted"
Marc WebbBirth date: 31 August 1974Description: Marc Webb was born on August 31, 1974. He is a producer and director, known for (500) Days of Summer (2009), The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The ...
Creators of "Gifted"
Tom FlynnDescription: Tom Flynn is a screenwriter best known for "Watch It," which he also directed, and "Gifted," which was a selection on the 2014 Black List and perfo...