The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

Synopsis: T.S. Spivet lives on a ranch in Montana with his mother who is obsessed with the morphology of beetles, his father (a cowboy born a hundred years too late) and his 14 year-old sister who dreams of becoming Miss America. T.S. is a 10 year-old prodigy with a passion for cartography and scientific inventions. One day, he receives an unexpected call from the Smithsonian museum telling him that he is the winner of the very prestigious Baird prize for his discovery of the perpetual motion machine and that he is invited to a reception in his honor where he is expected to give a speech. Without telling anyone, he sets out on a freight train across the U.S.A. to reach Washington DC. There is also Layton, twin brother of T.S., who died in an accident involving a firearm in the family's barn, which no one ever speaks of. T.S. was with him, measuring the scale of the gunshots for an experiment, and he doesn't understand what happened.
Director(s): Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Production: The Weinstein Company
  5 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
105 min

Thanks anyway.

Have a good day.

What are you doing?

What do you think I am doing?

You are going to mess up my dataset.

You're in there for like 15 hours.

Who was that?

A journalist... From New York.

Wants me to go there for

an interview about my work.

Inside Gracie's cortex

Just laugh in his face, its

the only way to deal with this.

Clearly he is making it up.

And if it were true?

You mean this total spass

leaving Montana before us?

Would it be so bad to

be a celebrity sister?

This total dork, invited to New York...

for an interview?

You're full crap.

I told her I can't come,

cause' classes are again monday,

but she was insisting.

What did I do to god

for hate me? It's like

"Here, Gracie, I found you

a family full of nutjobs,"

"And you are gonna live

in no worse in Montana"

"and your brother, who is a total spat"

"is going to New York!"

I told you I am not

going I've got a school.

News fash crazy New

Yorkers loves spatters

Its kind of a new trend!.

Too late.

Any chance you've got

she wallowed in the role

of the misunderstood actress

She landed the lead in a retro

anti establishment theater piece.

But that night,

I was busy working on a

challenge set by Discover magazine

"How to drop an egg from the top"

"of the Empire State Building

without breaking it. "

Inorder to finish my project and

get out of saying Gracie's blain,

I had to end this

Tapioca to the rest field.

One night, in a Bette Davis face,

Gracie launched into a heated diatribe

about father's museum setting hall.

Is it even conceivable that the

cowboy museum or rather, mausoleum

could be turned into

a normal living room

where normal people

could relax and have

normal conversation?

My father, Tecumseh Elijah Spivet,

was born 100 years too late.

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Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Jean-Pierre Jeunet (French: [ʒɑ̃ pjɛʁ ʒœnɛ]; born 3 September 1953) is a French film director and screenwriter known for the films Delicatessen, The City of Lost Children, Alien Resurrection and Amélie. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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