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.
- Director: Marc Webb
- Country: USA
- Genre: Drama
- Year: 2017
- Run Time: 01:41:02
- imdb Score: 7.7/10 (890 votes)
- Language: English
- Rating: PG-13
- Cast: Octavia Spencer, Chris Evans, Jenny Slate
Brian Truitt - USA TODAY
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Heartland Film 2017
Truly Moving Picture Award