Chris Evans

New video: In 'Gifted,' Chris Evans as a different kind of hero

New video: In 'Gifted,' Chris Evans as a different kind of hero

New on Blu-ray

“Gifted” (20th Century Fox DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.99; also available on VOD)

After making two poorly received Spider-Man movies, director Marc Webb gets back to his indie roots with “Gifted,” a domestic melodrama that hits its emotional beats just hard enough to get the job done. Chris Evans plays a working-class Floridian who has custody of his late sister’s 7-year-old daughter: a child genius whom he’s trying to keep “normal,” even as teachers and relatives push him to enroll her in special schools. A custody battle ensues, and while Webb and screenwriter Tom Flynn overplay their hero’s belief that ordinariness is superior to snootiness,...

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