Movie Review: Gifted is a Recognizable But Charming Story

Chris Evans shines as a man who was tasked to raise his sister’s kid after her passing. Her name is Mary, played by McKenna Grace, who just also happens to be a math prodigy. In an attempt to give Mary a normal life, Frank (Chris Evans) sends her to public school to socialize with kids her own age but her intelligence is noticed and that is when all the attention is on her to embrace this gift which turns into a custody battle between Frank and his mother Evelyn (Lindsey Duncan) that ask the question: “Which is more important, living up to your full potential or living life by your own standards?”

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If you need a break from all the comic book action movies, animated films, and historic retellings; Gifted is the movie for you to watch a drama that works based on the chemistry of the actors. The relationships that are depicted in this film are great to watch. The conflicts between Mother and Son, the fun and connected relationship between an uncle and niece, the great friendship where age has no bounds between neighbors are all enjoyable and entertaining to watch.

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Movie Review: Hidden Figures

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Based on a true story, Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe brings the story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson respectfully to life as three extraordinary women who were involved with the first men launched into space as well as accomplishing a lot for women, people of color, and woman of color. According to IMDB.com, The synopsis for Hidden Figures :

“As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history.”

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