Last night I had the amazing opportunity to see Gifted. I’m not going to lie, I may have almost cried several times.
Gifted is one of those movies that will move you in ways nothing else can.
Let’s start off with the less emotional stuff, the cast and overall look of the movie. The casting was perfect. (I mean Chris Evans is always a very very good choice.) I think movies set in real life places can be harder than those set in fictional worlds. They kept everything very real and relatable with the costumes and sets. You could tell they took their time to make the characters believable and have some emotional depth to them.
Mary is one character I really want to focus on for just a moment. She is an amazing choice for the main character in this movie. We always see these geniuses as grown ups that almost of the time are the quirky secondary character. Gifted did almost the exact opposite. Yes, there are other characters who are front and center but this is Mary’s movie in more way than one. It is called Gifted after all, not Frank.
They gave those smart young girls someone to relate to.
Gifted is also special in that they hit on the harder topics. They dealt with the harsh reality that many families face. Not every family has a genius, but they probably have some kind of the other stuff. Gifted showed the beauty in the imperfections of life and showed how things may have to get worse before they get better. I know, deep stuff.
The only precaution I would put out there is that this isn’t a movie for all ages. There is some language and the grown up scene that some movies have. Personally, I would say this is a good movie for people 13 years and older.
I loved Gifted and I believe it’s going to make a huge splash when it hits theaters. It is a truly moving film that will have you view the world differently. But if for some reason you don’t like it, you can always just stare at Chris Evans until the movie is over.