Review: Frank Adler is a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary. His plan for her is to have a normal school life but her teacher soon discovers her mathematical abilities. Also Frank is drawn into a custody battle with his own mother which threatens the separation of Frank and Mary.
Director: Marc Webb
Actors: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate, Michael Kendall Kaplan, John M. Jackson, Glenn Plummer, John Finn, Elizabeth Marvel, Candace B. Harris, Jon Sklaroff, Jona Xiao, Julie Ann Emery and Keir O’Donnell
I was really worried about this film and thought it would be too over-sentimental and cliched but I actually found myself rather enjoying this and going along with it. I also thought at the start of the film that it would be too much like a Nicholas Sparks film adaptation. The script was well written by Tom Flynn. The cast were all brilliant especially the little girl who played Mary plus she had so much character that added to the story-line. I believed in each and every one of the characters and what they were all going through. The whole film seemed so true to life. It is always great to see Octavia Spencer.