Gifted In a small town near Tampa, seven-year-old Mary Adler shows remarkable mathematical talent on her first day of first grade. She has already mastered advanced calculus, which impresses her teacher, Bonnie Stevenson. Mary is offered a scholarship to a private school for gifted children. However, her uncle and de facto guardian, Frank, turns it down. Based on his family’s experiences with similar schools, he fears Mary will not have a chance at a “normal” childhood. Free Movies Online.
It emerges that Mary’s mother, Diane had been a promising mathematician, dedicated to the Navier–Stokes problem (one of the unsolved Millennium Prize Problems) before committing suicide when Mary was six months old. Mary has lived with Frank ever since.
Frank’s estranged mother and Mary’s maternal-grandmother, Evelyn, seeks to gain custody of Mary and move her to Massachusetts, believing that Mary is a “one-in-a-billion” mathematical prodigy who should be specially tutored in preparation for a life devoted to mathematics. However, Frank is adamant that his sister would want Mary to be in a normal public school and have the childhood she didn’t have. Worried that the judge will rule against him and he will lose Mary completely, Frank accepts a compromise brokered by his lawyer, Greg Cullen, that sees Mary placed in foster care and attend the private school where Evelyn wanted to have her enrolled. The foster parents live just 25 minutes from Frank’s home, and Mary will be able to decide where she wants to live after her 12th birthday.
Mary is devastated at being placed in foster care. Frank later finds out that Evelyn is overseeing Mary’s education and has taken up residence in the guest house of Mary’s foster home. He then reveals to Evelyn that Diane had solved the Navier-Stokes problem, but stipulated that the solution was to be withheld until Evelyn’s death. Knowing that it meant everything to Evelyn to see Diane solve the problem, Frank offers to publish Diane’s work if she drops her objection to him having custody of Mary. Evelyn reluctantly agrees.
Gifted Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy – his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary’s landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary’s teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well.