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Gwyneth Paltrow, Jake Gyllenhall and Anthony Hopkins star in “Proof” the movie based on the play. Whenever a movie is based on a play you can bet that it will be dialogue driven, and this film certainly is. The lines are well written, and sharp, but somehow not translated well to the big screen. They are the kind of lines that make you aware of the writing. Gwyneth Paltrow gives an outstanding performance as the stressed and worn out daughter of a genius mathematician. As his caretaker, she loses herself, only to be left with bitterness and confusion when her job is done. She plays it on the edge as she struggles to regain her identity, and we watch her teeter precariously. Anthony Hopkins is his usual brilliant self. And Jake Gyllenhall is so natural and comfortable in his skin, he’s a joy to watch.

 


 

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Proof (2005)

PG-13 100 min - Drama, Mystery - 30 September 2005
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Catherine is a woman in her late twenties who is strongly devoted to her father, Robert, a brilliant and well-known mathematician whose grip on reality is beginning to slip away. As Robert descends into madness, Catherine begins to wonder if she may have inherited her father’s mental illness along with his mathematical genius. When Robert’s work reveals a mathematical proof of potentially historic proportions, it sets off shock waves in more ways than one.

Director:  John Madden
Stars:  Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hope Davis, Danny McCarthy, Tobiasz Daszkiewicz, Gary Houston, Leigh Zimmerman, Colin Stinton, Leland Burnett, John Keefe, Chipo Chung, C. Gerod Harris, Roshan Seth

Storyline

Catherine is a woman in her late twenties who is strongly devoted to her father, Robert, a brilliant and well-known mathematician whose grip on reality is beginning to slip away. As Robert descends into madness, Catherine begins to wonder if she may have inherited her father’s mental illness along with his mathematical genius. When Robert’s work reveals a mathematical proof of potentially historic proportions, it sets off shock waves in more ways than one.


Tagline: The biggest risk in life is not taking one.

Genres: Drama, Mystery

Details

Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  30 September 2005

Box Office

Budget:  $20,000,000
Revenue:  $7,535,331

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Miramax Films, Endgame Entertainment, Hart-Sharp Entertainment

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 40 min
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