THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T.S. SPIVET (3D) (12A)

THE YOUNG AND PRODIGIOUS T.S. SPIVET (3D) (12A)

Run time: 105mins

 

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Cast: Kyle Catlett, Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Callum Keith Rennie, Niamh Wilson, Robert Maillet and Dominique Pinon,

Synopsis: T.S. Spivet lives on a remote ranch in Montana with his parents, his sister Gracie and his brother Layton. A gifted child with a passion for science, he has invented a perpetual motion machine, for which he has been awarded the prestigious Baird Prize by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington. He leaves a note for his family and hops on a freight train to make his way across the United States to receive his prize.

But no one there suspects that the lucky winner is a ten-year-old child with a very dark secret…

Imaginative and creative director Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie, Micmacs, Delicatessen) stunningly adapts the best-selling Reif Larsen novel, even faithfully reproducing the charts, lists, sketches and maps in an original and beautiful use of 3D.

This quirky and eccentric tale is wonderfully realised as the young genius, T.S. Spivet leaves his strange family and a sad secret to take an eye-opening freight train road trip across America.

Performances are universally impressive, especially from its young newcomer star Kyle Catlett, while strong female backing comes from Helena Bonham Carter as his eccentric scientist mother and Judy Davis as the Smithsonian official who gets more than she bargains for from T.S. Spivet.

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"The young and Prodigious Spivet"