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An enigmatic young woman is haunted by her father's past and the shadow of her own future, exploring the links between genius and madness, the tender relationship between father and daughters and the nature of truth and family.
Gwyneth Paltrow SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW Jake Gyllenhaal THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW, MOONLIGHT MILE Anthony Hopkins ALEXANDER, THE HUMAN STAIN, RED DRAGON Hope Davis ABOUT SCHMIDT, HEARTS IN ATLANTIS, MUMFORD
PROFANITY: 2 F-words, 6 S-words, 3 GD's, a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex with no nudity. VIOLENCE: None. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Some comic dialogue and wisecracks.
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Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Very Good The material is intellectual, but the treatment is not. Proof is a stirring motion picture that challenges our views on a great many things about life, some of which we take for granted.
USA TodayFull Review Good Proof proves undeniably that the intimacy of a stage play can be re-created powerfully on screen.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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We collected 41 moviegoer opinions. The opinions are very similar for males and females. About half enjoyed it very much with the remaining half rating it "Good" to "Fair, which is average to above average. I can recommend "Proof," especially to Gwyneth Paltrow fans, but it's not a movie that you just have to see on the big screen. I believe most will feel more satisfied if they pay less to see this movie.
On the eve of her twenty-seventh birthday, Catherine (Paltrow), a young woman
who has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a mathematical
genius named Robert (Hopkins), must deal not only with the arrival of her
estranged sister, Claire (Davis), but also with the attentions of Hal (Gyllenhaal),
a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in the 103
notebooks of Roberts.
As Catherine confronts Hal's affections and Claire's overbearing plans for
her life, she struggles to solve the most perplexing problem of all: How much of
her father's madness - or genius - will she inherit?