Director: Marc Webb
Writer: Tom Flynn
Stars: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan
Runtime: 1h 41min
Released: 12 April 2017
Summary: 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.
When Mary and Frank return to the guesthouse, Roberta takes Mary to the car, and Frank orders the tutors out. We find that it’s the finished proof for the Millennium Prize problem Diane had been working on. Evelyn says she doesn’t believe it because she would have shared it with the world. Frank tells her that Diane gave him clear instructions to wait to publish it until after their mother’s death. He tells her that she can go ahead and publish it, and leave Mary alone. Since she asks, he tells Evelyn that if she refuses, he’ll take the folder away and wait to publish it until after Evelyn dies. Evelyn is shocked and in tears, but she takes the deal.