Gifted – review

Chris Evans play the uncle of recently orphaned, but very smart 7 year old. He wants her to go to a regular school like any other kid but when the grandmother gets to hear that her grandchild is being held back from her full potential, well she is going to make changes to all their lives whether this makes anyone happy or not.

Gifted is what you would categorise as an easy watching Sunday afternoon. Nothing you have to think to hard about and nothing new to add either. Family drama, custody battle, potential love interest, revelation of secrets and dramatic reunions, it is all here and by the numbers. Poor old Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb doesn’t have much to add to preceedings.

It does however feature charming performances from child actress McKenna Grace and Chris Evans which keeps you engaged and stops all the schmaltz from being too much.