Struggles of families with gifted children summed up in a somewhat plausible, but improbable, tidy package. Doesn't shy away from the depression issues and self imposed stresses driving gifted people. The school scenario posed for being ill equipped to nurture math abilities was short sided for me. Issues with differing opinions within family on guiding children in general are explored fairly. Reviewer's tearjerker comments are surely driven by the calculated use of a one-eyed cat. Fortunately, Lucky, was eliminated from the list of cat names to choose from. I'm glad for the online availability and that we found and watched the movie.
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Meh. I usually don't review these things, but the shakycam annoyed me more than any film since that crappy Bourne one. I understand they're trying to make it seem like I'm watching over someone's shoulder etc., but jeez, if I'm ever that unsteady on my feet, I hope someone will take me to the ER. Loose end -- what about the other cats? He takes them from the shelter, then ... they're never seen nor mentioned again. On the plus side, it was refreshing to see ethnicity treated mostly sanely and matter-of-factly. And, if this film inspires some kid to tackle the Millenium Prize problems, then that will be a net boon. Entertaining? Yeh, kinda. Watch again? No, thanks. Do I wish I had that hour and 45 minutes back? Hmmm.... No, I guess not. So, overall I guess I enjoyed it more than it annoyed me. So I guess that's a net boon too.
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