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A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Cast: Russell Crowe, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, more...
Director: Ron Howard, Ron Howard
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Studio: DreamWorks
Genre: Drama, Biopics
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Synopsis
The true story of prominent mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. is the subject of this biographical drama from director Ron Howard. Russell Crowe stars as the brilliant but arrogant and conceited professor Nash. The prof seems guaranteed a rosy future in the early '50s after he marries beautiful student Alicia (Jennifer Connelly) and makes a remarkable advancement in the foundations of "game theory," which carries him to the brink of international acclaim. Soon after, John is visited by Agent William Parcher (Ed Harris), from the CIA, who wants to recruit him for code-breaking activities. But evidence suggests that Nash's perceptions of reality are cloudy at best; he is struggling to maintain his tenuous hold on sanity, and Alicia suspects a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia. Battling decades of illness with the loyal Alicia by his side, Nash is ultimately able to gain some control over his mental state, and eventually goes on to triumphantly win the Nobel Prize. Based loosely on the book of the same name by Sylvia Nasar, A Beautiful Mind (2001) co-stars Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Anthony Rapp, Christopher Plummer, and Judd Hirsch. ~ Karl Williams, All Movie Guide

Please note that this disc contains the movie. If you'd like to see the bonus disc, please rent A Beautiful Mind: Bonus Disc.

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Good Will Hunting
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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
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A Beautiful Mind (Bonus Disc) (2001)
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great special feature disc. by psychodrama311 June 3, 2003 - 4:42 PM PDT
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4 out of 4 members found this review helpful
with a look at the casting process.. and a talk with john nash himself.. this is what a special feature disc should be.. chalked with extra's..trailers and viseral conversation's with the filmmaker.

historically inaccurate but still a fine film. by psychodrama311 June 3, 2003 - 4:39 PM PDT
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3 out of 3 members found this review helpful
much was made of the creative liberal taking of mr nash's life. but i still didn't find that a detractor from the film. russell crowe was brilliant. as he usually is. jennifer connelly is finally coming of age as a fine actress. and ed harris.. is great. as usual. ron howard creates a great view into a brilliant man's neurosis. leaving you hard to see what is real and what is not. a good film to see with an open mind. and remember...critic's are just hack director's who never got to direct. lol.

The madness of genius by chester March 6, 2003 - 10:59 AM PST
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6 out of 9 members found this review helpful
A fascinating interpretation of the life of one our time's greatest minds. John Nash is celebrated for his groundbreaking work in Game Theory - see this movie for a look at life behind the mind of a genius. Very intense - not a movie to be watched in pieces. Probably one of the best movies ever made about struggling with mental illness.

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