The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet

{4.5/5} “How could humans create so many right angles, when their behaviour was so convoluted and illogical?”

The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, released in 2013

T.S. Spivet is only a young boy but his design for a perpetual motion machine has won a contest at the Smithsonian. His father is a cowboy, his mother studies insects, his sister wants to get off the farm, and his brother was killed in a gun accident. T.S. decides to leave — he hops a freight train and heads to Washington DC, intending to do scientific work for the Smithsonian.

This movie is very funny, although it has serious moments. T.S. sometimes talks to people who aren’t really there. The part in the middle where T.S. is on the train is slightly less interesting than the rest.

It’s a unique story, and deserves to be watched by everyone who enjoyed Amelie.

Stars Helena Bonham Carter and Callum Keith Rennie. Dominique Pinon and Rick Mercer have small parts. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amelie).

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