A film oozing talent...
I love Chris Evans, who doesn't? I think it's safe to say that this was a film that really surprised me. I was expecting this to be a really long, soppy film. It wasn't, far from it. 'Gifted' touches on a lot of social aspects surrounding sensitive parts of parenthood and really nails it in my opinion. Granted my opinion is invalid as I am not yet a parent, but I have a pretty good idea of what it must feel like to fight for something so strongly. Chris Evans carries the film but I definitely think the standout role award goes to Mckenna Grace. A very young talent that really stole the screen. She was incredible and I just still can't get over how mature her performance was. As much as I'd love to bang on about the performances though, I must talk about the film in general. It certainly isn't what we're used to from Captain America, instead a more low-key performance where he is really brought down-to-earth. The film has some beautifully shot scenes, a really intelligent plot but one that is certainly easy to follow. I think the best way to describe it would be that it's heartfelt and honest. There is little room for dramatisation "but if Einstein can ride a bike so can she". Grace's character is easily enjoyed as her performance is stellar. I could easily watch this over and over again for several different reasons, but the performances are certainly up there in the list.
To follow on from my point about the incredible performances, as with every film, there is always someone that you don't like. The 'bad' character in this really is one that grinds my gears. She is horrible, but I'll let you make your own mind up about her. The whole story is borderline perfect and all makes so much sense, something I can imagine actually happening very often in reality if the situation was to be taken into account. I haven't got much more to add in all honesty. 'Gifted' is a very wholesome film that everyone can enjoy.
Duration: 1h, 41mins.
Released: 16 June 2017 (UK).
My Rating: 7.8/ 10.