A Beautiful Mind
||A Beautiful Mind
|One Line Review
|| It's Wonderful.
Review - A Beautiful Mind is Ron Howard's crowning achievement. Beautifully written, directed, and acted it's going to be the film to beat at this year's Oscars.
Russell Crowe stars as John Forbes Nash Jr. the brilliant and disturbed mathematician whose journeys lead him to happiness, dementia, and acclaim. Russell's performance is by far the best he's ever turned. Jennifer Connelly stars as his wife and is almost as powerful. Adam Goldberg (TV's Friends, The Street), Paul Bettany (A Knight's Tale), Ed Harris (The Abyss, Pollack), and Christopher Plummer (The Insider, On Golden Pond) round out the notable cast and all are in good form.
The writing is impressive and flows easily from humor to drama to tension. A Beautiful Mind is chock full of emotion and drama and is easily the mostly moving film of the year. Admittedly this film held almost the least interest for me, before and during this Oscar race, but it proved to be the biggest surprise and is easily one of my favorite films of the year. If you haven't seen it yet, do yourself a favor and enjoy one of the better film experiences and biggest surprises, not just of Ron Howard's career but also of the last year.
(Am I sounding full of hot air or what? -m-)
I wanted to make a note about James Horner Oscar nominated score but I never even noticed it in the film. Kinda chaps my hide, as James is usually a front-runner in the Original Score category. Oh well.
|| Universal Pictures
|| PG-13 for intense thematic material, sexual content and a scene of violence
||Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Paul Bettany
Christopher Plummer, Adam Goldberg, Josh Lucas, Judd Hirsch
|| Ron Howard
|| Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Maureen Peyrot
|| Akiva Goldsman
|| Roger Deakins, David Dunlap
|| James Horner
|| Karen Kehela-Sherwood, Todd Hallowell
|| 2 hrs. 14 min
|| Drama, Adaptation and Biopic
Turn Down The Lights, Turn Up The Sound.
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