With March – August being a notoriously quiet time for cinema, we often go and see totally random films for our weekly watch.
Gifted fitted the bill for that, so armed with popcorn and ice-blasts, we took to our seats.
The story revolves around a young girl (McKenna Grace) and her uncle (Chris Evans), who is her guardian, following the death of her mother. There is a dirty custody battle between Evans, and Grace’s on-screen grandmother, played by Lindsay Duncan. Octavia Spence is on-hand to be the voice of reason between Evans and Grace.Embed from Getty Images
The story is funny, sad, gritty and infuriating, with every other emotion in between. Duncan’s character is so hate-able, that you end up unsure if you actually hate Duncan as a person, whilst Grace plays the young genius fantastically.
I found Gifted to have quite a similar feel to Manchester by the Sea, without being quite as dark and imposing. If you have a spare couple of hours, I’d definitely tell you to watch this film. Maybe don’t bother heading to the cinema for it, but it’ll be on the box soon enough!