A Beautiful Mind

Jays Rating:

Ron Howard scores another hit with the romance-drama, A Beautiful Mind. Based on the life of John Forbes Nash(Russell Crowe) who taught mathematics at Princeton University in the 1940’s, the story gives a brief glimpse of the mathematics genius as a young college student. John then graduates, marries his girlfriend Aliesha (Jennifer Connelly), and begins teaching economics at Princeton. Following class one afternoon, he is approached by someone from the Department of Defense who asks John to help find Russian spies that are trying to sneak a nuclear bomb in to the U.S. He agrees and begins by decoding messages in newspapers that have been sent to the Russian spies hiding in the U.S. John thinks he’s doing a great job until he is taken to a psychiatric hospital where doctors diagnose him as a schizophrenic. He begins taking medications to stop the hallucinations and prevent him from destroying himself and his family. The medicine has a major side effect – it stops him from being able to think clearly. John decides to quit taking the medication and once again he has trouble distinguishing between his dillusions and reality. A Beautiful Mind is a beautiful movie that is a combination of great acting, directing, and just the right amount of suspense. Finally! A movie with a concrete ending. I can see perfectly clear that this movie will receive at least one Academy Award nomination. I give this movie an A rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.