Holly On Hollywood -Gifted

Holly on Hollywood
by Holly McClure


Looking for a heavier and more mature themed movie? Look no further than the movie Gifted. It’s not for younger audiences but is still a good choice.

“Gifted” is a different kind of family film about an uncle, Frank Adler (Chris Evans) who single handedly is raising his niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) in a small coastal town in Florida. When his sister passed away, Frank promised he would give Mary a normal life, so when Mary is 7, she’s sent to school. On the first day her teacher realizes that Mary is a child prodigy, a mathematical genius. When…


Frank chooses to ignore the offer to put Mary is a special school for the gifted so Mary can live a normal life, the school brings the meddling grandmother in and Frank and Mary’s sweet and simple life is forever changed. Octavia Spencer also stars.

This is a layered story that deals with many adult issues like suicide, parental abandonment, foster parents, bullying and family issues, as well as a child being a prodigy in math. Those issues along with some mild language makes “Gifted” more for mature teens to adults, so parents heed the PG-13 rating.  The important message is about the love between Frank and Mary and the courage Frank takes to keep their family together, proves there’s more to life than the fame that comes with being a genius. I liked this movie and loved the talented performances by Evans and Grace but it’s definitely more for mature pre-teens to adults.

“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”

~Holly On Hollywood~



Holly_McClureHolly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.

Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, Parables.tv and other affiliates.

In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.

Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
For more information visit Hollymcclure.com or IMDB.com

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