Mary is a genius, plain and simple. Her mother’s dying wish was that she live a normal life and get a childhood. Her uncle, Frank Adler, is doing his very best to do that, but when his formidable mother discovers that her granddaughter is highly talented and may not be getting the challenge she feels is needed, the two clash in Gifted. Prepare for tears on this one.
Here’s the official synopsis:
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.
Gifted comes to theaters from Fox Searchlight Pictures on April 12, 2017.