FRIDAY NIGHT MOVIE REVIEW: Last night, I saw the movie “A Beautiful Mind” starring Russell Crowe (Robin Hood . Gladiator), Ed Harris (Snowpiercer, Radio), Jennifer Connelly (Winter’s Tale, Blood Diamond), Christopher Plummer (Up, The Sound of Music), Paul Bettany (The Avengers, Inkheart), Adam Goldberg (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Fargo [TV series]), Josh Lucas (American Psycho, Poseidon), and Anthony Rapp (Rent, Dazed and Confused). This movie is based on the life of John Forbes Nash Jr., who is played by Russell Crowe. He is a mathematician who goes to Princeton and as he studies, he begins to solve problems in his head that no other person can. As he grows increasingly smarter in situations and problems, mostly dealing with numbers, he begins to experience illusions in his head which lead him to become a mad man. Now he has to try to get his life back together before he becomes completely insane.
I heard of this movie before and how good it was. While watching it, I noticed that this movie was similar to “Unbreakable” in the way that it is basically all dialogue. And it worked greatly in this movie. The story was intriguing and very deep. The acting was almost perfect especially Russell Crowe, who did fantastic in this movie and probably the best performance that I have seen from him. I had a sense of the plot twist when I was told about the movie before, but after watching it, it still surprised me. I also thought that the make-up was awesome in the way it showed Nash aging over the films course. One con of this movie would have to be that in places it dragged. Of course with an all dialogue movie it has to keep you on your toes and there were some places that it failed to do that. Mainly when I got to the one hour and forty minute mark it looked like it was going to end, but then it gave me twenty-five more minutes of story. The last con would be the way that the movie went along with the actual story. As I don’t feel deeply affected by it after reading the real biography, some people may be frustrated at how they didn’t include every aspect. Other than that, this movie is a masterpiece and anyone who hasn’t seen it should definitely check it out! FINAL SCORE: 91%= Juicy Popcorn
Here is the trailer: