Frank 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.
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It is not deep, but it is fun to watch. It does have a bit more of an edge to it than other similar films.
A movie that not only functions as a solid scarefest but a razor-sharp satire.
This is a dark and sometimes deeply uncomfortable drama
A beautiful movie with great actors and an emotional plot. A movie about a very intelligent girl that just wants a normal live, a girl who loves the person who raised her, a girl that is so special. This movie was emontional, funny and so much more.
First things first, the performance of Mckenna Grace as the little girl is one of the high points of this film. Now let's talk bout the film. It's a typical drama with a very cliched story line about "Who will get the custody"? But there's a lot that happens in-between court trials and regular day-to-day lives of the two claimers of the child, who in fact is a prodigy. One of them plays the bad cop like always and like always, the good cop wins the end. But there is still something good about this movie. It is not a high flying one but it still gives you a good feeling inside though I am yet to figure that out. And hence I'll stick with 7 only.
I saw the previews for this movie and couldn't wait to see it. It was well worth seeing. This a beautiful picture of love! Chris Evans shows off some excellent acting in each and every scene with his young costar! I cried like a baby and would defiantly watch it again.
Drama's are not really my thing, but every now and then I like one. Kids, I don't have any and there's a reason why, I just don't really like them. So when I saw what the movie was about I had real doubts that I would like this movie. It won't change my opinion about kids but I have to admit I did enjoy this movie. A movie about a genious prodigy, with a mind and will of her own. Mckenna Grace did a great job with her character. It's almost impossible not to like her. The story itself is a rollercoaster of emotions. Most of the time a feel good movie, but it also has its sad moments, and that's what makes this movie special. You can't help it to hate the grandmother, but I guess that was also good acting of her. Like the rest of the cast, there isn't anything bad to say about their acting. A good story, easy to watch, with a good cast. Certainly worth a watch.