A Beautiful Mind
By Lauren Whyte
The winner of four Academy Awards, A Beautiful Mind stars Russell Crowe as John Nash, a brilliant mathematician. The story starts with Nash beginning his university years at Princeton. He is in search of an *original idea*; a theory which will make him famous and give him the recognition he craves.
Although Nash is a genius, he has difficulty making friends and depends on his roommate Charles for emotional support and encouragement. After he finds his idea, (which happens to change 150 years of economic theories) the story jumps about five years into the future. Nash is still at Princeton, now as a professor. There he finds his future wife, played by Jennifer Connelly.
What comes after this point in the movie changes everything you thought you knew about John. I won*t ruin the ending or the surprise, but I*ll give a hint: not everything Nash sees is real because he is not completely in touch with reality. I*ll leave you guessing at what disorder Nash has. In the end, Nash realises life is not just about the fame and recognition he achieves, but about the love he finds along the way. The ending will make you cry, but also leave you feeling uplifted and happy. The message contained in the movie is very positive and inspirational for anyone with obstacles in front of a goal they would like to achieve. A Beautiful Mind is recommended for all ages, although it will probably be understood and appreciated more, by the more mature.