Gifted Movie Helps Teach Valuable Life Lessons

 

Families come in all different forms.  They are not just the people who live within the walls of what you call home, they are those that you surround yourself with.  Those that you love dearly and consider family, whether biological or not.  I was blessed to be able to raise not just my own two biological children, but also several other children from my niece and nephew to several other extended family members.  That bond that I have with those individuals in undeniably real and unbreakable.  They KNOW, without a doubt, they I call them my own.  That I love them unconditionally and will do anything in the world for them.

Mckenna Grace as “Mary Adler” and Chris Evans as “Frank Adler” in the film GIFTED. Photo by Wilson Webb. © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation All Rights Reserved.
As a teacher, I see this as well.  I see the day-to-day struggles that families have in “real life,” and I can sympathize with them.  I think that is what makes me unique as a teacher.  I truly get it.  I can’t tell you how many times I sit in conferences with parents, holding back the tears or crying with others as they share their struggles in raising their children or the children of others.  Life is messy! It is hard to do this alone especially when you have a child that is often misunderstood or gifted.
That is why I love this new movie coming out called Gifted.  I am a teacher of all types of learners, and I do my best to create personal learning plans for each child in my room regardless of a label or not.  I want to meet them where they are and taken them to that next level.  Over the years I have been blessed to teach all kinds of students; even students like Mckenna in the new movie 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.

This beautiful movie is coming to select theatres April 7, and I hope that you will find time to go and see it.  Take a journey through the lens of a child prodigy and her guardian as they set out to discover what life is really about.

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  1. tara pittman says
    This is a movie that I want to see. I have had child on both sides for special ed and teachers have been awesome in helping them
  2. Amber says
    I can't wait to see this movie. It looks wonderful. I'll probably tear up.
  3. Fatima Torres at MTME says
    I'm excited to watch this movie. It reminds me of someone I know.
  4. Victoria Sconion says
    I just watched the trailer and I wanted to cry! I can't wait to watch this movie!
  5. Sarah-Louise Bailey says
    Sounds interesting. Kids will love this movie. Will definitely watch this . thanks for sharing
  6. Tammy says
    I have this on my to see list of movies. It looks really good and I love the little girl actress. She use to be on my fav soap opera.
  7. Michelle Waller says
    I have heard so much about this movie! It looks like a great family movie that even the kids will love.
  8. The Mad Mommy says
    I am super excited to see this movie! I have a kid that has been labeled twice exceptional and I want to see the comparisons!
  9. Erin (@FaithFoodFamFun) says
    I agree! Family is not just limited to those who share the same DNA - but those who share the same passions, love, and friendship. I am excited to see this movie, will be watching it at home while hubby is at work. (Don't know if I'd be able to talk him into it without bribery) LOL
  10. Elizabeth O. says
    I've seen the trailer and I'm very interested in watching this film. I think the story is quite beautiful and I would like to see how Evans will bring his role to life.
  11. homemadeforelle says
    Wow - it looks like such a great movie! I will have to get a sitter so I can see this in theaters :)
  12. Krista Bel says
    I cannot wait to see this. I'm so excited!
  13. Ruth says
    I'm absolutely going to check this out. It sounds great
  14. Eileen says
    I have read a lot of blog posts about this movie and I need no more prodding. I AM going to watch this movie. I have been waiting (and waiting) for it to be shown in theaters near me. I will take a box of tissues with me too.
  15. Ana De-Jesus says
    I agree, most of the people I see as family are not biological but like you said it does not matter. I would love to watch this movie x
  16. Nicole - Miss Sparkle says
    Sounds like an amazing movie! Haven't heard about it before but reading this now, I have to watch it!
  17. cgmjemus says
    This movie should be a must see for everyone. I highly recommend it.
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  19. Ayesha Heart says
    A must-see movie. Im'ma cry I wanna watch it! Excited :D
  20. This is the first time that I heard about this movie and so Interesting for me. I can't wait to watch this

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