Year of Release: 2001
Director: Ron Howard
Approx. Running Time: 136 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"A Beautiful Mystery"
-GEORGE E. WILL, NEWSWEEK
Winner of 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture, A Beautiful Mind is directed byu Academy Award winner Ron Howard and produced by his long-time partner, Academy Award winner Brian Grazer. A Beautiful Mind stars Russell Crowe in an astonishing performance as brilliant mathematician John Nash, on the brink of international acclaim when he becomes entangled in a mysterious conspiracy. Now, only his devoted wife (Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly) can help him in this powerful story of courage, passion, and triumph.
Russell Crowe is excellent (and, indeed, so is the rest of the cast) as John Nash, a troubled genius who suffers from delusions and paranoia. Even as early as his college days, he loses his grip on what is real and what is only in his mind. This leads him spiralling down into deep psychosis and renders him a danger to himself and to those around him. And through it all, his loving wife (played by Jennifer Connelly, who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for this role) stands by him, finding the courage to get him the help he needs and the strength to endure his suffering with him.
Paul Bettany is also memorable in his role as Nash's college roommate Charles.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)