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A Beautiful Mind (Widescreen Awards Edition)
A Beautiful Mind
Widescreen Awards Edition
Actors: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Paul Bettany
Director: Ron Howard
Genres: Drama
PG-13     2hr 15min

Winner of 4 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, A Beautiful Mind is directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard and produced by long-time partner and collaborator, Academy Award winner Brian Grazer. A Beautiful Mind st...  more »

Movie Details

Actors: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer, Paul Bettany
Director: Ron Howard
Creators: Aldric La'Auli Porter, Brian Grazer, Karen Kehela, Kathleen McGill, Louisa Velis, Akiva Goldsman, Sylvia Nasar
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance
Studio: Universal Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
Original Release Date: 01/04/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 01/04/2002
Run Time: 2hr 15min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 136
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: Spanish, French
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Member Movie Reviews

Hazel S. from CARRIERE, MS
Reviewed on 10/26/2010...
Very good! You really will enjoy this.
0 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Daniel A. (Daniel) from EUGENE, OR
Reviewed on 2/8/2010...
Slow building, but never really boring. This has a great analysis of mental illnesses rarely seen elsewhere. Overall good film never reaches a high point and ends as slowly as it began.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Hugo S. from ORLANDO, FL
Reviewed on 1/8/2010...
Very nice, anything that is based on a true story, amazes me, but this one really kept me going. Did you know that Russell Crowe gave the middle finger to a girl that was taking a picture of him, while he was in a window, waiting for a recording session? lol Funny lol, but very bad of course :( She got really sad
0 of 3 member(s) found this review helpful.
Aimee M. (AimeeM)
Reviewed on 11/7/2008...
WOW! This movie will surprise you. I'll admit... I thought it sounded incredibly boring, but it strangely captures your attention.

This is not the sort of movie that you will want to watch 100 times, but it is definitely worth watching once or twice.
3 of 7 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Maybe not the book, but what a movie!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was lucky enough to get to see a preview of A BEAUTIFUL MIND. I had read the book and wondered how they were going to make John Nash into a sensitive human being. Well, Russell Crowe
deserves not only an Oscar, but every other award out there! He is sensitive, cold, passionate, and yes, even lovable as the great mathematician.
The rest of the cast is fine, especially the always competent Ed Harris. I guarantee you will laugh, cry, cringe and shudder, and leave the theatre completely satisfied. If you want more information on Nash read the book.
There are some real suprises. Ron Howard made this a feel good movie about a genius...he's added a little sugar, and in so doing directed a marvelous film. Kudos to all!"
Russell Crowe and Entire Cast Shine in Outstanding Movie
Antoinette Klein | Hoover, Alabama USA | 01/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Russell Crowe and everyone associated with this movie got a standing ovation at the showing I attended. How refreshing it was to see a sensitive, serious drama that not only allows you to leave the theater understanding what happened, but feeling good, actually hopeful, that the hardships life deals you can be overcome with persistence, determination, and the support of family and friends.This is the true story of John Nash, a Princeton student and brilliant mathematician who is treated for schizophrenia. Crowe is magnificent as he battles his delusions (or are they real?) and has an excellent supporting cast in Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Christopher Plummer, Adam Goldberg and all involved. Bravo to Ron Howard for bringing this most interesting story of the 1994 Nobel Prize winner to the screen. Dysfunction was never so poignant, empathy so heartfelt as for the beleaguered Nash and his loving wife who made the difficult decision to stand by him through a monumental crisis. Viewers are with the couple every step of the way from their initial meeting and awkward courtship to their often-troubled marriage. The movie has classic lines such as Nash telling a friend that he is well-balanced because he has a chip on both shoulders. There is much humor to balance the sadness, much hope to combat the seemingly impossible situation. In the end, it is the theme of battling your demons and overcoming the odds to lead a fulfilling life that makes you leave the theater feeling uplifted as a result of this movie. Definitely, one not to miss."
My 100th review!
Sir Adam of Scots | (please remember to vote!!) | 03/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Russell Crowe plays John Forbes Nash, a brilliant schizophrenic in one of this years best film's. A Beautiful Mind dive's deep within the world of Nash's brain with more twist's than a roller-coaster. After the main secret is revealed, more thing's happen that question's what even you know. It makes the audience feel the lost assuredness of whether what we know is real or fake, and that is one of its many qualities. Ron Howard has always been a stand out with his films. From Apollo 13 to Willow, Ron Howard has developed into a director at the peak of his form.Though Nash is Socially awkward, he manages to steal the heart of a student who is to become his wife. Played by Jennifer Connelly (yeah, Labyrinth) in a fine and realistic tone, Alisha falls in love with John Nash and hold's him up through his illness.The Math depicted in A beautiful Mind was actual math, made to resemble the deteriorating illness from its less complicated measures to its chaotic and disoriented forms. Also, the math represent's his relationship's, which was an effort some filmmaker's wouldn't have taken. Leave it to Ron Howard.In one of the first sequences in the film, there is a 360 degree steady-cam shot of John Nash, decifering codes for the FBI. This shot was done to represent the spinning wheels of Nash's mind. It was also my favorite shot in the movie. It caused an urgency and made an exciting feeling from what could have been just an ordinary scene.The Math wasn't the only thing created from reality. The Therapy sessions and method's were well researched for authenticity. It was reported when John Nash (now 73) and his wife saw the film with Ron Howard, John couldn't watch these scenes, and his wife had tear's streaming down her face. It was like post trauma for them, and too difficult to see again.A Beautiful Mind is one of most rewarding movies I've seen in a long time. It is my hope that Hollywood continue's to create project's with as much substance and emotion as A Beautiful Mind. Whether it recieves an Academy Award or not, it doesn't take a society of appointed panelist's, nor a gold-sealed manilla envelope to determine my vote. This will be on my shelf of favorites as soon as it becomes available. ~SAOS~"