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.
This was a wonderful movie. Made you laugh, made you cry, made you think. With the PG-13 rating, it might not be suitable for extremely young children to watch alone without an adult handy to answer any questions that might arise. although "questionable" scenes are generally pretty funny and can be a good learning tool. I can see this movie easily becoming a Family Favorite. It has a very satisfying ending that celebrates the Art of Compromise.