Gifted Movie Pack Sweepstakes


Gifted | Fox Searchlight

Gifted is a film about a single man raising a child prodigy in a heartwarming story from director Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer) that asks, how do you create an ordinary life for an extraordinary girl? I have not seen the movie yet, but I’ve heard it’s good. Thanks to Fox Searchlight, you can see Gifted at a theater near you. I’ve giving ten prize packs consisting of run-of-engagement movie passes and promotional swag. Note: my giveaway is limited to readers with mailing addresses in the state of Oregon and Washington. Gifted opens this Friday in select theaters. It will open nationwide on April 12th.

Gifted 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.

Gifted | Fox Searchlight

Gifted Movie Pack Sweepstakes

Thanks to Fox Searchlight, ten readers of my dad blog will each win a prize pack consisting of run-of-engagement film tickets to see Gifted and some swag (something like lunch bags, pencil pouches, calculators, pencils and cat keychains). The winner will be randomly selected. The deadline to enter the contest is Friday, April 14th (Eastern time). The giveaway is limited to readers/addresses in the states of Oregon and Washington. To enter, leave a comment about how you would raise a child prodigy.

[Disclosure: I did not receive anything for hosting this contest. The giveaway prize will be provided by Fox Searchlight, but they are not the administrators of the sweepstakes on my dad blog. I am not liable for the prize. As always, the opinions expressed are mine and I am not obligated to write a positive review.]


48 thoughts on “Gifted Movie Pack Sweepstakes

  1. I would support my prodigy child in whatever he or she desires to pursue, whether that be traditional education, accelerated education, or specialized classes/training for the area(s) in which they excel.

  2. I would provide them with all the opportunities available such as trips to museums, specialized classes, specialized camps and workshops, access to newest computer programs and hopefully the ability to meet the world leaders in their chosen fields by going to lectures as well as travels to exotic places

  3. this shall open many eyes to what other children have to go thru in life, in school. we need to offer them all the support as a the eyes and the hearts to see what the children really need and desire

  4. I would do everything within my power to help them learn and grow as much as they could. Encourage and nurture them.

  5. Hard as you want them to be challenged and still have social life. My nephew and was a struggle most of his life so far with perfect scores but not the ability to talk to people. Boy Scouts helped him and now he is in College and better than ever with support. The key is understanding and support for the child with their best interest.

  6. I would raise them by keeping their life as normal as possible, while still feeding their need to learn at a higher rate of speed.

  7. I would try to raise them with enough fun to feel like they had a childhood and enough education to always keep them learning.

  8. Prodigal children must learn the ying-yang way to everything they are taught. Since the intellectual capacity of these kind of kids is so vast. Gifted would be an awesome gift for my grandson to win.

  9. I would encourage them if they wanted to try, but never force it on them. They are a child and needs time for child things also.

  10. A child prodigy needs lots of time to explore and grow. Foster the gifts as they appear but leave plenty of time for social interaction and play time with children, This child sees the world through a different lens. Do not crush it!!

  11. I would encourage him/her to do the best they can and support them I’m whatever they want to do or be.

  12. I have a son who has been called gifted although not a prodigy I always have tried to find opportunitiese to know people similliar to him. Society has a way of ostracizing these kids and it is important to take care of their social and intellectual needs

  13. Raising a child prodigy would be difficult, but I would first of all give them unconditional love, be supportive of their limitless abilities, but at the same time encourage them to enjoy age-appropriate activities and fantasy play as much as they liked.

  14. Since I have never had a child of my own I really don’t know how i would handle this situation. I can only give the love and caring that is needed to becoming a responsible adult for both of us.

  15. Washington –
    I would allow my child access to higher learner. But, make sure she/he enjoy themselves. I would just look out for what’s best for my child. Even if I don’t know exactly what that may be, or if I make mistakes. I will do my best to listen and be there every step of the way.

  16. I would raise them in a way which would allow them to grow and explore the world naturallly and give them every opportunity to nurture their talents if that is what they so wish to do.

  17. My oldest son was in the gifted and talented program in elementary school. It takes lots of parental involvement for them to succeed! I was a single mom at the time, and it was hard and I wish that I could have done more.

  18. I would encourage, nurture them but not push. also encourage their curiosity talk to them ask questions and answer theirs

  19. I guess I would make sure that the child had a good balance of enriched learning and mentorship…..along with the usual fun stuff appropriate for the child’s age. I would also try to stress that their value and worth- as a human being- is not dependent upon their accomplishments as a prodigy.

  20. I’d try to promote the gifted one in the areas in which they excel. I’d continue training for the area(s) in which they excel.

  21. The worst thing to do is not allow them to be children. While it’s great to challenge them and be good guidance to them, we often try to visualize what we perceive ourselves to be in that position rather than allow them to be who they are. Special indeed, but allow them to experience life to the fullest as well.

  22. I would want to encourage them in learning and growing, but not want to steal their childhood by pushing them to be an adult to early. I think homeschooling them so they could pursue higher learning but not have to move up with older kids just to be at their level. It would be hard.

  23. I don’t know about a prodigy, but I would probably have the same ideas about parenting that I do with raising my “gifted” children. They are in highly capable classes to prevent boredom, but they want to be there and are excited about learning. We offer lots of hands-on learning experiences to build on their love of learning.

  24. I would raise a child prodigy as a normal child in all ways. That is, except when they are wanting to explore areas of interest that I am not familiar with. In that instance, I would get them whatever resources they need.

  25. I would raise a child prodigy with love and support. I think trying to provide as close to a normal childhood is also very important!

  26. I would try to be supportive and positive and expose them to wonders of the world so they can use their gifts

  27. I would raise a child prodigy by having them listen to Mozart in utero, and they would spend their first year listening to opera,and then at age one I would start them on Suzuki violin lessons, so they could perform on stage for their second birthday.

  28. I think I would raise a child just the same way! I haven’t seen the movie yet, but from the trailers I’ve seen, I think I would focus on the child having some fun too! That’s just as important as being smart!

  29. I would raise my child with love and respect. With lots of time to follow his/her passions, to have lots of time for social interaction and play with other children, and gently nurturing the special gifts that were emerging.

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