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    We are going to see it today smile

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    I saw this last night with my kids, hubby and in-laws. I do not have kids that people instantly know are gifted. So when I first saw the trailer, I was concerned about it perpetuating unrealistic stereotypes of the child genius and also simplifying things that cannot realistically be simplified in 2 hour film. That said, I think this movie was excellent, and I think that the way they portrayed the characters and their motivations was very well done. The child who portrayed Mary did a fantastic job. I can post spoilers about why I think this was so, but I think it would be better to start a new thread for people who see the movie if anyone wants to discuss it (and put in the subject line SPOILERS). Please see the movie. I was impressed by how much they got right.

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    We saw the trailer in the theater and I cringed thinking it would just reinforce all of the stereotypes so the positive reviews are encouraging.

    I'm planning on seeing it but debating taking the kids. I read the blurb on common sense media which puts it as 12+ and I'm still not sure. I'm not super concerned from their description but my youngest is 8.5 so maybe I should be?? I'll probably try to see it on my own first.

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    Originally Posted by chay
    I read the blurb on common sense media which puts it as 12+ and I'm still not sure. I'm not super concerned from their description but my youngest is 8.5 so maybe I should be?? I'll probably try to see it on my own first.
    I'll post my response in the gifted movie discussion, spoilers thread.

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    chay, I think it was fine for my daughter (10) and my son (12) but I'm not sure it would be that great for younger kids, mainly due to the heavier themes. I think commonsense media's blurb https://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/gifted was pretty accurate. I would agree - watch it first if your kids are younger than 10. By the way, both my kids now want to learn the Trachtenberg system... wink

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    I just have to say that I keep seeing new posts going up on the "spoiler" thread, which suggests that a lively discussion (that I might enjoy!) is going on over there, but I haven't seen the movie yet...


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    DO go see it - bring the kids and call it a field trip for experiential learning wink - then share with us what the whole family thought.

    PS: The only real disappointment in the group I went to see it with? That "gifted" was not made from a BOOK; After seeing the "gifted" movie we all wanted to read the book and compare/contrast.

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    Yes, aeh do go see it - I would love to see what you think about it. smile I really enjoyed it and so did my kids.

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