In a small town in Pinellas County, Florida, seven-year-old Mary Adler lives with her uncle and de facto guardian, Frank. Her best friend is her 43-year-old neighbor, Roberta. On her first day of first grade, she shows remarkable mathematical talent, which impresses her teacher, Bonnie Stevenson. There, despite her initial disdain for average children her own age and her boredom with their classwork, she begins to bond with them when she brings her one-eyed cat, Fred, for show-and-tell. Later, she defends a classmate from a bully on the school bus by hitting the bully in the face. After the incident, the principal encourages Frank to send Mary to a private school for gifted children, offering the opportunity of a scholarship. However, 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.Gifted 2017 full Movie Download.
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 taking her own life when Mary was six months old. Mary has lived with Frank, a former college professor turned boat repairman ever since.
The principal contacts Frank’s estranged mother and Mary’s maternal grandmother, Evelyn, who seeks to gain custody of Mary and move her to Massachusetts. Evelyn believes that Mary is a “one-in-a-billion” mathematical prodigy who should be specially tutored in preparation for a life devoted to mathematics, much as Diane was. 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. In court, Frank argues that Evelyn’s parenting deprived Diane of a normal life; Evelyn had sent away a boy Diane was in love with, which was when Diane first attempted suicide. Evelyn argues that Frank is in no position to be a guardian, working a low-paying job without health insurance.