The film is best when capable performers like Carter and Niamh Wilson, the latter of whom plays Spivet's perpetually- exasperated teen sister, speak louder than the film's contrived scenario and affected dialogue."
She has the great ability to play any emotion on demand."
Jean Pierre Jeunet
"Niamh Wilson is also a fantastic find, elevating Gracie from a forgettable stereotype to a vital supporting character."
Niamh Wilson winsBest Supporting Actor Award in a feature film at the Young Artist Awardsin L.A. for "Gracie" in The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet.
Cameron Ward July 2014