Gifted movie quotes help tell the story portrayed in the film about a man raising his niece, who is caught in a custody battle for the girl with his mother. The drama film was written by Tom Flynn and directed by Marc Webb. Gifted opened theatrically in the United States on April 7, 2017.
In Gifted, Frank (Chris Evans) has been raising his niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) since he was an infant after Mary's mother and Frank's sister Diane died. Frank does his best to bring Mary up to be a good person and, by most accounts, succeeds at that. But one day of school for Mary reveals something that changes their happy lives.
Mary's teacher Bonnie (Jenny Slate) discovers that Mary is gifted after she's able to answer complicated math problems in her head nearly instantly. While Mary is offered a scholarship to a prestigious school for gifted children, Frank turns down the offer citing the promise to Diane that he'd raise Mary as a normal girl. Frank's estranged mother, Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan), learns about Mary's talents. This begins to fight between Frank and Evelyn for custody of Mary, arguing that Mary's skills are being smothered by Frank.
Nobody Likes a Smartass
Mary: You forgot the negative sign on the exponent.
Seymore: Mary, why didn't you say anything?
Mary: Frank says I'm not supposed to correct older people. Nobody likes a smartass.
Mary tries her best to be polite in these Gifted movie quotes when correcting an equation written by an adult. While she knows she's smarter than many older people, she also knows when to keep her mouth shut.
He Wanted Me Before I Was Smart
Mary: He's a good person. He wanted me before I was smart.
Mary speaks to Pat in this Gifted movie quote about her relationship with Frank. Proving yet again she's wise beyond her years, Mary points out that Frank's love has been unconditional, not just something that appeared once people learned she was smart.
What's Ad Nauseam?
Mary: Please don't make me go. You can keep homeschooling me.
Frank: I taught you everything I know. No more argument, okay? We've discussed this ad nauseam.
Mary: What's ad nauseam?
Frank: You don't know? Well, looks like someone needs school.
Children: Good morning, Miss Stevenson
Bonnie: Who can tell me what three plus three is?
Mary: Everyone knows it's six.
Bonnie: Mary, can you stand up please? Can you tell me what 57 multiplied by 135 is? Okay...
Mary: 7,695, the square root is 87.7, and some change. Now what does ad nauseam mean?
As Mary protests having to go to school in these Gifted movie quotes, Frank makes a good case for why she has much to learn. But when she gets to school, Mary proves that she has learned a great deal beyond her age already.
Your Niece May Be Gifted
Bonnie: I think your niece may be gifted.
Gloria: I am good friends with the headmaster for the Oaks Academy for Gifted Education.
Frank: No, I promised my sister I'd give Mary a normal life. I think she's gotta be here.
After teachers identify Mary as a potentially gifted student, they approach Frank with a scholarship to a prestigious school for exceptionally talented children. Frank, however, politely declines the offer on grounds that he promised Mary's mother that she'd live a normal life.