Synopsis: Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old's mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank's formidable mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary. Octavia Spencer plays Roberta, Frank and Mary's landlady and best friend. Jenny Slate is Mary's teacher, Bonnie, a young woman whose concern for her student develops into a connection with her uncle as well.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Marc Webb
  6 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

Hey! Come on.

Let's move!


- Let me see.

- No.

Come on, I made you

special breakfast.

You can't cook.

Hey, Mary, open up.


You look beautiful.

I look like Disney character.

Where's the special?


You said you made me special breakfast.

Please, don't make me go.

You can keep home schooling me.

I've taught you everything I know.

But I don't want to go.

Well... I don't want to go

to work, but I do.

You don't go to work.

You fix boats on the dock.

Okay, it's poor example,

but you are still going.

But... But what about Fred?

What about him?

You won't take care of him.

You don't like cats.

I don't like two-eyed cats.

Fred is as you know, monocular.

Who's gonna throw him his ping pong ball?

Fred's gonna be fine,

no more argument, okay?

We've discussed this ad nauseam.

What's an nauseam?

You don't know? Looks like

someone needs school.

This is gonna be fun.

You're gonna meet kids today, you gonna

borrow money from the rest of your life.

Come on.

You gonna be great.

You know, just...

I don't know. Try bein' a kid.


Frank, I know you hear me.


There's still time for you

to undo this nonsense.

Go get in your car and go get that child.

Are you tehnically allowed to use

these keys whenever you want?

How you can stand there...

acting all calm and all of

that making light out of this?

Now, go get her back before it's too late.

She gotta go out in the world.

She has not friend her age.

No social skills.

She doessn't know how to be a kid.

Two nights ago she told me

that even if Germany bails up

the euro, there could still

be worldwide depression.

I was staring at the

celling for three hours.

I'm so worried.

Come on, Roberta.

If you start crying, I will have

to pretend to start crying.

You know there's something

you can be overlooking.

This could work out.


But if anybody takes that baby away...

I'll smother you in your sleep.

Morning, Fred.

One plus one is two.

That is fact number one of today.

Who can tell me what two plus two is?

Who's got it?


Excellent, Donna.

It is. Two plus two is indeed four.

Okay, who wants to try three plus three?

Three plus three? Really?

I beg your pardon?

What kind of school is this anyway?

It's the kind of school, where

students don't speak without permission.

Alright, but everyone knows it's six.

Nobody in this classroom speaks...

unless they're called upon.

Okay? Is everybody clear on that?

Yes, ma'am.

Good. Mary, can you stand up please?

Stand up on. Stand up, babe.

These questions are for you,

because you're so advanced.

What is nine plus eight?


Yeah, yes, it is. That's good.

What is...

fifteen plus seventeen?


Yeah, that is... That is right.

Alright then.

Well, what is 57 plus 135?


Can you tell me...

What 57 multiplied by 135 is?


- Who can tell me what four...

- 7695.

I don't think anyone can do that.

The square root is 87.7.

And change.

Now what does ad nauseam mean?

I have very strange kid.

I have 27 strange kids.

Good morning.

Good morning, good morning.

That's great, guys,

but take your seats, okay?

Oh, God, see ya.

Good morning, Miss Stevenson.

Good morning.

- Mind if I sit in?

- Not at all.

Okay, class.

I have a treat for you.

I would like to introduce you to

our principal Mrs. Davis.

Good morning, first graders.

Good morning, Mrs. Davis.

- Are you ready for a great year?

- Yes.

Yes, Mary?

She's the boss?

Mrs. Davis is our principal, okay.

Ok, now I want you to get on

your phone and call Frank

and told him to get me out of here!

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