What is it about children who are uncommonly bright? Do they become a commodity? A freak? A target for custody battles? See what happens here, a battle between a special little girl's devoted uncle, who has custody, and HIS powerful opinionated mother (the little girl's grandmother).
This award-winning film is brilliantly directed by Marc Webb ("500 Days of Summer"), working from a script by Tom Flynn ("Second String"), who brings us a heart-warming PG-13 (mild profanity) story about their conflict. Of special note: He has given us a lengthy single-take scene of the girl and her uncle idly chatting while the girl climbs on him like a jungle gym. They are on a beach, silhouetted against a gorgeous sunset. Clichéd, but captivating.
We have decent, principled people to cheer, with no gunshots, vehicular mayhem or blowie uppie stuff. We see wildly innovative approaches to effective parenting. How can we NOT love this terrific film! After the press screening, we revisited the many, many scenes that we found laugh-out-loud funny, wrenchingly sad, goose bumps satisfying and most of all: Entertaining.
See this film!