“A new wind is blowing through these streets. Those cold days are history to us. I'm not saying times they won't get tough. We still got each other that's enough.”With the music sounded. I suddenly had a kind of inexpressible emotions.
The story revolves around a little girl, Mary, who, at 7 years old, is found to be a mathematical genius. Her uncle, Frank, is bringing her up, after his sister committed suicide. When it comes to light that little Mary is truly exceptional, then Frank's mother-Evelyn appeared. She wants Mary to go to a school where her gifts are challenged, where she can advance her level of mathematics. Frank, however, wants Mary to be a kid. To grow up playing, having friends, and tromping around with her one eyed cat Fred, and go to a regular school, with regular kids, so she's not alienated from kids at her age. Basically, he wants her to have a normal life, where she can be normal. Therefore,a custody battle ensues between Grandmother and Uncle, and Mary is caught in the middle.
This is the summary of the story. But I want to say something about this story which truly moved me.
I was impressed by one scene:A woman asked Marry why she think Frank was reliable.Little Marry definitely answered:“He was a great person. He wanted me before I was smart.”Though there are few words in this sentence, I can easily feel her deep love for Frank. From my standpoint,the little girl make this role pretty well.
Another very powerful supporting role is Evelyn,who is painted as an obsessed unfeeling grandmother of Marry. In her eyes, there is no pleasure, no freedom, even no normal love. The most significant thing in the world is her “Genius development plan”. Her warped values directly led to Diane’s suicide. The film also reveals the educational problems that exist in China today. We have to rethink the correct relationship between happiness and learning.
Warm, unique and entertaining. “Gifted”isn’t the best or most sophisticated or most original film of the year so far-but it just might my favorite.