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“A Beautiful Mind” is a 2001 American biographical drama film directed by , based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics.

Synopsis:

“A Beautiful Mind” film follows the life of John Nash (), a brilliant mathematician who struggles with schizophrenia. Nash is a graduate student at Princeton University, where he becomes obsessed with finding a mathematical theory that will revolutionize economics. Despite his exceptional intelligence, Nash is socially awkward and struggles to connect with others.

As Nash's schizophrenia worsens, he begins to experience hallucinations and delusions. He becomes convinced that he is working for a top-secret government organization and that he is being followed by Russian agents. Nash's condition begins to take a toll on his personal and professional life, and he is eventually hospitalized.

With the help of his wife, Alicia (), and a dedicated psychiatrist, Nash learns to manage his illness and continues his work in mathematics. He eventually wins the Nobel Prize for his contributions to game theory.

Review:

“A Beautiful Mind” is a powerful and moving film that explores the complexities of mental illness and the resilience of the human spirit. The film is expertly crafted, with excellent performances from and , who both won Academy Awards for their roles.

The film's portrayal of schizophrenia is sensitive and nuanced, avoiding sensationalism and stereotypes. Instead, the film presents Nash as a complex and multifaceted character, whose struggles with mental illness do not define him.

The film's direction and cinematography are also impressive, capturing the beauty and intensity of Nash's mind as well as the darkness and confusion of his illness.

Overall, “A Beautiful Mind” is a masterful film that tells an important and inspiring story of triumph over adversity.

Awards:

“A Beautiful Mind” won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (), Best Supporting Actress (), and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Directed by
Written by Akiva Goldsman
Based on A Beautiful Mind
by Sylvia Nasar
Produced by Brian GrazerRon Howard
Starring , , , , , , , , ,
Cinematography Roger Deakins
Edited by Daniel P. HanleyMike Hill
Music by James Horner
Production
companies
Universal Pictures DreamWorks Pictures Imagine Entertainment
Distributed by Universal Pictures
(North America) DreamWorks Pictures
(International)
Release date December 13, 2001 (Beverly Hills premiere) December 21, 2001 (United States)
Running time 135 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $58 million
Box office $316.8 million

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