Amélie director Jean-Pierre Jeunet puts his whimsical spin on the recently released (July 31) The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, starring Helena Bonham Carter as the mother of a young prodigy.
The story follows young T.S. Spivet (Kyle Catlett) who lives in Montana with his mother, father and two siblings. His mother is a naturalist studying beetles in her makeshift lab in the barn. And his father (Callum Keith Rennie) is more of the cowboy type. He wonders how they got together.
T.S. has inherited his mother’s interest in the unknown and is quite the inventor himself. The Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. has awarded T.S. the Beard Award and invites him to speak on behalf of his work, not realizing he’s a child.
You can take a peek at the trailer below:
The cast is rounded out with Australian actress Judy Davis, who portrays the Smithsonian official welcoming T.S. to the nation’s capital.
The film was originally set to come out in 2013, so it’s sort of slipped under people’s radar with this quiet release.
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