The Young and Prodigious T. S. Spivet is from Jean-Pierre Jeunet the director of the absolutely amazing Amélie and that was the main reason that lead me to see this film. And I was also in a mood for an adventure film!
So The Young and Prodigioud T. S. Spivet tells us the story of T. S. Spivet, a super intelligent boy at the age of 10 that receives a call from Smithsonian an instution that wants to give him an award for a unique invention. He feels like he is the underdog of the family because he is so smart and has different interests than his mother, father, sister and twin brother. He made up a plan to go to Montana, where he lives with his family in a ranch, to Washington DC. And so his journey begins!
The characters are very peculiar and interesting in their own ways and are developed more deeply throughout the story. The performances are solid. The kid that plays T. S. is very cute and Helena Bonham Carter is always lovely to see in this kind of quirky characters. Judy Davis is also a bless to see everytime.
Overall, it's a sweet and touching film that will warm your heart.
The most boring film of all time. Stopped watching it after 30 minutes.
Very boring! Too bad because the story is very good