• The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)

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Release Date: July 31st, 2015

PG|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
T.S. is invited to the Smithsonian to receive an award for inventing a perpetual motion machine. Without telling any of his family, he boards a freight train heading to Washington, D.C., to attend the ceremony.

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

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Genres: Drama, Adventure

Production Co: Tapioca Films, France 2 Cinéma, Gaumont, France Télévision, Filmarto, Epithète Films, Orange Cinéma Séries

Distributors: Weinstein Co.

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  • The film's greatest achievement is in the way the accomplished 3D treatment -- this is Jeunet’s first foray into the format -- emerges entirely naturally, as the precise expression of a gifted child’s vivid imagination. show more

  • Jeunet’s major achievement is to capture the book’s complicated museum clutter and hothouse-flower sensitivity. show more

  • While some of the film's wide emotional turns—from over-caffeinated road movie to magically-realistic melodrama and back again—are not handled with care, the film is more than the sum of its unequal parts. show more

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