Gifted

Gifted

DVD - 2017
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Rating: PG-13; for thematic elements, language and some suggestive material CHV rating: PG; for mature theme, language may offend.
Frank Adler is a single man raising a child prodigy, his spirited young niece Mary, 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, whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, California : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9786316886101
6316886101
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
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digital,optical,stereo,surround,Dolby digital 5.1,Dolby digital 2.0,rda
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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Annieoywong
Jun 15, 2018

This is a heart-warming and enjoyable movie with good script and excellent acting. Highly recommended.

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kpelish
Jun 13, 2018

Richly drawn film of family members quarreling over a gifted math prodigy and the legacy of dysfunction in their relationships. The seven-year old girl is a marvelous actress as she depicts a brilliant outcast who learns to manage her mild autism in social settings, and the other cast members do well. There's an added gift in the talented Octavia Spencer as the outspoken but kindly neighbor and a beautifully rendered scene in a hospital, of all places, where the uncle tries to show his niece that parenthood can spring from and bless anyone.

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readyrisa
Jun 09, 2018

Wonderful film. Very enjoyable. Great performances, story and production.

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SunnySanMateo
Jun 07, 2018

Expressive, emotionally touching. Mary steals the show, tugs at your heart and soul.

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beckythecat1
Jun 04, 2018

An interesting and heartfelt film. Worth the wait it took it get it from the library.

Well-written script that never gets swamped by the saccharine. It's a custody battle story of a motherless little girl math prodigy cared for by a dissolute uncle, played admirably by Captain America (Chris Evans). When confronted by the principal of the primary school requesting that his niece be transferred to a school for the gifted, Evans replies, "Separating our leaders from the rest of us, all you end up with is Congressmen." Or something to that effect. This movie has a number of pleasant surprises like that.

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ba_library
May 10, 2018

Very sweet movie about a young girl who is being raised by her Uncle. The girl is very gifted (math prodigy). The Uncle wants to raise the girl in a very normal, loving setting, which is what he believes his sister wanted. The grandmother appears and decides she must have the child, send her to elite schools, encourage/nuture her talents. The poor girl is rather caught between the two worlds--the case goes to court. Who really has the best interests of the child in mind? Gets a bit emotional, but the acting is great and makes you think of the truly gifted--should a ten year old be solely treated like some middle aged genius or can the kid still enjoy a childhood?

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_Amazon_
May 05, 2018

If you are looking for an entertaining and uplifting movie this it. Wholesome, delightful and touching. Loved it.

Nearly flawless.
Simple, beautiful, heartbreaking, and wonderful.
The cast, acting, story (and especially the dialogue), are all just amazing.
I was absolutely blown away.
It has been years since I've seen a movie that stayed consistently good throughout.
It does not let you down.
And, as icing on the cake, the ending wraps up as neatly as you could have possibly prayed for.
How in the World has this movie gone so unnoticed?

A lovely little film that was largely ignored. That's a shame because this little film is a gem. Good story, fine acting (and the kid is outstanding), and beautifully photographed. Chris (Captain America) Evans can act just fine (and check out the deleted scenes for more). Spencer and Duncan are also on point. Great stuff all around. The only thing I needed more out of this movie was Fred the one-eyed cat. Enjoy. This is a family-friendly film but a bit of a tear-jerker from time to time due to the subject matter being more for a mature audience than for kids.

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jimg2000
Aug 04, 2017

For my Show and tell I have... the most awesome cat in the history of times.
Not only is his name Fred, but... He has just one eye. Uno. Go ahead and count... but I promise you is always one.
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If anybody takes that baby away, I'll smother you in your sleep.
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I have a very strange kid.
-I have 27 strange kids.
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You're still stubborn and vindictive.
-Careful, Mother. There's an apple and tree analogy lurking.
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And I think the last thing that little girl needs... is reinforcement that she's
different. ... But a 12 year old bullies a 7 year old and she stands up? Do you know how important that is to me that she did that? You know how proud I am of her? Aren't you? ... I know. You can't hit people. That will be made very clear. I get that. But Miss Davis, if we separate our leaders... If we segregate them from people like you and me... you get congressman.

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jimg2000
Aug 04, 2017

Frank, please listen to reason. At some point, are you gonna get to conclusion... or someone in authority are going to spell it out for you... that the child best interest is all that matters.
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I wear sunscreen.
-Not enough. And you need a hat. A big hat that shades your face and neck.
You're playing Russian roulette with your skin. You look like porn producer.
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Here's an idea. Stop thinking about me and you... and start thinking what's best for a child. For any reasonable person, a clear picture will emerge. If it doesn't, I suggest you call your attorney.
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I can provide for her. I can enrich her life.
-Come on, Evelyn. You're gonna take that girl, you are gonna bury her in tutors... The you'll loan her out to some think tank where she could talk non-trivial zeros... with a bunch of old Russian guys for the rest of her life. And you'd bury her under a rock.
-Look, I didn't expect you to understand the price you have to pay for greatness.

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jimg2000
Aug 04, 2017

No more math today.
-Is there a God?
I don't know.
-Just tell me.
I would if I could. But I don't know. Neither does anybody else.
-Roberta knows.
No. Roberta has faith... and that's the great thing to have. But faith's about what you think, feel. Not what you know.
-What about Jesus?
Love that guy. Do what he says.
-But is he God?
I don't know. I have an opinion. But that's my opinion and I could be wrong.
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There was a guy on TV who said there was no God.
-The only thing different between the things you saw on TV and Roberta is Roberta loves you. She tries to help.
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And your Honor, as far as the living conditions... I've been in this home.
It's fine. I mean, if we adopt standards based on our friend's aversion to palmetto bugs... we won't have a child left side of Tallahassee.
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jimg2000
Aug 04, 2017

These are Millennium problems. Seven great and meaningful problems.
Some mathematicians have worked their entire lives to prove them.
-Who's the dude with the beard?
That's not a dude. That's Grigori Perelman. He proved Poincare conjecture.
The only one of the seven proved.
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Do you really have no life because of me?
-That's not what I said.
Did you mean it?
-Last week you said I was the worst uncle in the world... and you wished the dead of me, cause I didn't buy you a piano. Did you mean that?
No... Not entirely.
-There you go. We say things all the time we don't mean.
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Would I like to have Mary tonight?
-I'd like to have Mary every night.

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jimg2000
Aug 04, 2017

Frank says I'm not supposed to correct older people. Nobody like a smart-ass.
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This is gonna be fun. You're gonna meet kids today you can borrow money from the rest of your life.
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I knew that guy was gonna have a beard, before we even went in there. Math teachers like to grow beards.
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He can be pretty annoying, but he's a good person. I think.
-Why do you say that?
He wanted me before I was smart.
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Is Roberta your only friend your age?
-Roberta's not my age. She's like 40, 50... 30-something.
Roberta's grown woman?
-People my age are boring. Roberta's cool.
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And I'm supposed to believe you know what you're doing. You couldn't even find a white lawyer.

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jimg2000
Aug 04, 2017

Well, your stepfather is in Montana. He bought a ranch.
-Bullshxt.
Exactly. A man whose idea of roughing it... is being too far from the ice machine at the Ritz's Carlton, now owns a 1000 acres of grass and dung.
-Walter Price is a cowboy. Walter Price puts Brooke's brother suit to take out the garbage?
He has a cowboy hat and cowboy boots... and a horse that doesn't know
dressage.
- Is there some logical reason for this?
Midlife crisis, apparently.
- He's 70.
I know. Must have been on time delay or something. I guess I should be happy it wasn't 25 year old cocktail waitress. But than again an affair you can
explain to friends in a minute. For this, you put on a pot of coffee.
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She gotta go out in the world. She has not friend her age. No social skills. She doessn't know how to be a kid. Two nights ago she told me that even if Germany bails out the euro, there could still be worldwide depression. I was staring at the ceiling for three hours. I'm so worried.

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jimg2000
Aug 04, 2017

Diane was not like regular people. She was extraordinary. And extraordinary people come with singular issues and needs. You have no idea of capability
she possessed. One in a billion. And you would say: " Fine, let's throw that away, so the boy who cuts our yard can make sexy conquest. Well maybe before you make that decision, you stand in my shoes. I had responsibilities, which are beyond the mother-daugther relationship. The greateest discoveries, which have proved life on this planet... have come from minds rarer than radium. Without them, we'd still be crawling in mud.
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If I got one for three, I'm in the Hall of Fame.

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jimg2000
Aug 04, 2017

What is this book?
-Discourse on Method. Rene Descartes.
What's it about?
-Existence.
Existence?
-Yup. " I think, therefore I am".
Well, of course you are. That's obvious.
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She's not normal, but if Einstein can ride a bike so can she.
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Her lawyer has a nice suit.
-Relax Frank! More weight's put on the talent competition.
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You're going to a brand new school. A better school.
-I don't want to. I want my crummy school.
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This is a mistake. We'll never be able to raise this child... to the level of scholarship she deserves.
- Well... just dumb her down into a decent human being. Everybody wins.
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Diane understood she was accountable for the gift she'd been given. And she didn't shy from it. And I think, if she were here today, Mr. Attorney, she would refute your baseless insinuations, that she would give up her brilliant future and take her own life just because her mummy didn't get her a little red wagon.

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kpelish
Jun 13, 2018

kpelish thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

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Jun 08, 2018

wtf_this_sucks thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Feb 06, 2018

ilovewhippets thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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jimg2000
Aug 04, 2017

Wiki write-ups on the Trachtenberg method, Navier-Stokes equations and the Millennium Prize Problems:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trachtenberg_system

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navier%E2%80%93Stokes_existence_and_smoothness

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium_Prize_Problems

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kpelish
Jun 13, 2018

Violence: Mild violence as the main character defends a schoolmate and breaks a bully's nose; emotional fireworks in a bitter court scene.

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