January 4, 2002
Genre(s): Drama, Romance
The Oscar-winning "A Beautiful Mind" delves into the life of disturbed math genius John Nash (Russell Crowe), who is socially awkward and plagued by visions that those around him can't see or understand. Based on a true story, the movie largely focuses on his relationship with his long-suffering wife Alicia (Jennifer Connelly), who stands by his side during the most trying of circumstances. Bolstered by a supporting cast that includes Ed Harris, Paul Bettany and Christopher Plummer, the movie explores the disorienting horrors of schizophrenia and celebrates the accomplishments of one brilliant man who made a significant contribution to mathematics in spite of his mental strife. At times funny, romantic and action-packed, this powerful drama is bolstered by the moving performances of Crowe and Connelly.