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Proof [DVD] [2005]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    60% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 5)

    Synopsis


    Proof
    A woman struggles to come to terms with the potentially dangerous legacy of her late father in this drama based on the award-winning stage play by David Auburn. Catherine (Gwyneth Paltrow) is a woman in her late twenties who is strongly devoted to her father, Robert (Anthony Hopkins), a brilliant and well-known mathematician. While Robert's skill in the world of numbers still appears to be strong, his grip on reality begins to slip away, and as Robert descends into madness, Catherine begins to wonder if she may have inherited her father's mental illness along with his mathematical genius. After Robert's passing, Catherine is confronted by Hal (Jake Gyllenhaal), a gifted but zealous student of Robert's who wants to look through the late man's notes in hopes of finding his last great work. While Catherine is hesitant to look too deeply into her father's work for fear of what it might suggest about her own future, she allows Hal to do so, and when one notebook reveals a mathematical proof of potentially historic proportions, it sets off shock waves in more ways than one. Proof also stars Hope Davis as Catherine's well-meaning but shallow sister, who doubts Catherine's ability to take care of herself. Paltrow had previously played Catherine to stellar reviews during the original play's run in London's West End. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Gwyneth Paltrow
      Gwyneth Paltrow - Catherine
    • Jake Gyllenhaal
      Jake Gyllenhaal - Hal
    • Hope Davis
      Hope Davis - Claire
    • Anthony Hopkins
      Anthony Hopkins - Robert
    • Roshan Seth
      Roshan Seth - Prof. Bhandari



    Customer rating

    Rating 3.6 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

    60%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Don't Buy It!

      Posted
      gcts
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      With a film this bad, most film makers would have sought to redeem it with nudity, graphic violence, or big named stars. In this case, they chose some big name stars. Unfortunately the great cast (Anthony Hopkins and Gwyneth Paltrow) was not nearly enough to save the film. It gets two stars only because it has Anthony Hopkins.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Expected this to be much better

      Posted
      Sprinkledwithlove
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I was expecting this to be a great movie because it had Gwyneth Paltrow and Anthony Hopkins in it. Very slow and drawn out. This is Gwyneth Paltrow's worst movie. I did not even keep it on my shelf. I will never watch this again.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Paltrow is great.

      Posted
      MovieFan
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Paltrow superbly plays a would be mathematician coming out from the shadow of her great father now in decline.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      one of Paltrow's best films

      Posted
      Samsiter33
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Madness and math collide, a la A Beautiful Mind. Well adapted from the play and very well acted.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      good movie

      Posted
      coco
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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      The cast is very good. The movie is good but a little too slow.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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