ProdigyHD Closed Captioning
Alex Haughey & Brian Vidal
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About the Movie
Prodigy follows Dr. Fonda, a psychologist with a mysterious new patient. After being searched and issued warnings, he is taken to a cell where he finds Ellie, a young girl strapped in a straitjacket. Ellie immediately begins dissecting Fonda, revealing her genius-level intellect. Fonda holds fast, only faltering when Ellie claims to have killed her own mother. The team observing this interaction suggest Ellie is more dangerous than Fonda knows. She possesses “gifts” they wish to analyze — a process which will result in Ellie’s death. With the execution scheduled for the next day, Fonda must alter his strategy. He engages Ellie in a battle of wits, which results in Ellie's telekinetic “gifts” revealing themselves. Objects hover, furniture topples, the foundation of the building quakes, but Fonda continues chipping away at Ellie’s tough facade. His methods begin to win over the experts, but he will need drastic results to prove the monster they see is actually a child worth saving.
Was very surprised that a low budget indie like this was able to deliver an intelligent story and very impressive action/FX. Prodigy is a taught thriller with great performances by its leads.
Preordered for 6.99 did not get download, erase date it changed to 12.99.. grateful! I canceled preorder & rented for 4.99.
Glad I saved money. Totally boring.
This is an excellent Indy film that is well worth watching. Richard Neil's performance is especially engaging. The premise is horrifying but possibly something that could happen. I thought the young girl who played the lead was fantastic. Rent it and watch.