Gifted (2017 USA) 101 mins, Cert. 12A

Screenings at 2.30 & 7.30

Director: Marc Webb
Stars: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan 

At first glance the courtroom battle between a mother and her son for custody of his niece – his late sister’s daughter – who appears to be a child prodigy, seems a heavy subject.  However, Gifted is actually a well-handled, sometimes humorous and often uplifting pleasure – “the most surprising thing about “Gifted” is that it’s any good at all” (Roger Ebert).


Seven-year-old Mary (Mckenna Grace) is happy being home-educated by Uncle Frank (Chris Evans) but gets packed off to school against her will.  And there she is found to be a mathematical genius.



Grandmother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) wants to remove the talented child from the care of happy-go-lucky Frank and there the problems begin.

Grace “delivers an exceptional performance” in this “funny and moving comedy-drama” (Hollywood Reporter) – while Mary’s pet, a one-eyed ginger cat named Fred, plays an unexpected and very crucial role!

This link is to an analytical Review from Roger Ebert


The ‘official’ (US) Trailer can be seen below


David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Wednesday 26th July 2017

Shows start at 2.30PM and 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)

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