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As with many film adaptations of stage successes, David Auburns Pulitzer Prize winning play about mathematics and madness, Proof, loses something in i ..
John Maddens Proof is an extraordinary thriller about matters of scholarship and the heart, about the true authorship of a mathematical proof and the ..
Proof is watchable but second rate, the minds it depicts too finite to be beautiful.
If you hold her in your arms, she trembles.Its all good old fashioned movie actress stuff.
Proof part mystery, ghost tale and romance is primarily emotionally rich and honest drama that makes for a quality big screen experience for demanding ..
Proof is surprisingly light for its subject matter, and that is something impressive about it.
The story unfolds through extensive flashbacks; unfortunately, it loses its tension once its learned who is the proof author.
Somewhere in the translation from stage to screen, David Auburns powerful Pulitzer Prize winning play was transformed into a goopy Gwyneth Paltrow mov ..
Hits the mark as an exploration of a woman who gives away her gold to others and must find a way to acknowledge her own genius.
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None of this lessens the films impact: this exploration of a womans grief and mental struggle is best set in a claustrophobic environment with few cha ..
Its logical, then, that the next cinematic act from the Madden Paltrow tandem should be Proof, an actual Tony and Pulitzer winning drama.
Madden earned a 1998 Oscar nomination for directing Shakespeare in Love, but a closer look at that film reveals that its strength comes from its ingen ..
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Maybe its my math/engineering background, but I found Proof to be fascinating both on the stage and on the screen.Actually, appreciation of the film d ..
Just what this mathematical validation will bring to the world is never addressed, but Proof isnt about the science of arithmetic as much as it is abo ..
The story focuses on four characters, and all four actors give strong performances.
The movie is surprisingly funny but surprisingly tender in its drama, too.
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Director John Maddens film is an emotionally rich, intellectually exciting throwback to the days when Pulitzer Prize winning plays routinely were made ..
The Conclusion In short, Proof is a compelling drama with gorgeous photography, a superb score and strong performances.
In Proof, seems to be drawing upon a fund of real pain and it does wonders for the film.
He helps us look beyond the contrived plot points to the natural, funny and occasionally genuine emotions of the character interaction.Even if it is r ..
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A funny, thought provoking work, Proof offers evidence if not proof that theres still intelligent life in the movies.
Gwyneth Paltrow plays the daughter of a famous dead mathematician in John Maddens terribly serious film adaptation of the much admired Broadway play.
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The big movies provide more of an adrenaline rush, like a fun park ride or a recreational drug.
Can the insistence of an unstable young woman be taken as its own proof
The emotional heft of Proof is considerable, even with some problems inadequately worked out.
Its story is pretty thick, but it gives us a reality we can recognize, one with details and specifics.It understands the world it sets us into.
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With its satisfying crescendo, the films emotional curve sweeps over us slowly, leaving us with our own thoughts, equations and solutions.
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In spite of the lovely Hope Davis picking up the slack, providing interesting chemistry with Paltrow, Proof is basically a limp, and utterly pointless ..
For patient viewers, it does offer a carefully considered and ultimately inspiring examination of how the need for order and logic is less important t ..
Even amidst the moments of mannered repetition, and aided immeasurably by Gwyneth Paltrows ace performance, it is the poignantly felt human drama and ..
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The beauty of Proof is that it contains all of the elements of a dysfunctional family drama with few of the trappings.
Its not just that has trouble playing the part of a math genius; she seems to have trouble at times playing the part of a human being.
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Like the best play to movie adaptations, it leaves us feeling that weve had a powerful and enriching theatrical experience.
But while A Beautiful Mind is grand in scope and is a true cinematic experience Proof narrows down to the minutiaebut is still intriguing.
Movies offer us wildly divergent stories with vivid, close up emotions, and so did the six fimmakers we invited to take part in the Envelope Directors ..
Paltrow gives a moving, realistic account of the emotions peculiar to caregivers; a heavy, thought provoking, involving film that left me exhausted bu ..
Proof plays cleverly with the arcane mysteries of game theory, and if its only a game, happily, its one worthy of exhibition.
Proof is a smart film, but it tries too hard.It wears its heart on its sleeve, and the pathos becomes a bit much because there is little to balance it ..
Offers a convincing demonstration of the theorem that good writing and sensitive performances can equal an engaging and nuanced piece of cinema.
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But despite its cleverness and its hip, achronological structure, in its tone the film is a bit of a throwback.
Plus, the casting results in some of the best looking math geeks ever photographed to date.
Paltrow delivers a truly great performance as the vulnerable and unstable young genius.
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But one can easily take it for the reasoned and intelligent movie that it is.
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But Proof is something of a puzzle, an all star drama that has the feel of a Sunday afternoon film.
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It does make for a challenging narrative, but nothing more than the typical drama fan can handle.Of course, he also finds a way to make a movie focuse ..
Proof pushes the story beyond a mere romantic entanglement for a solitary woman and into one of finding a direction and the confidence to pursue it on ..
There is something feeble in the way this movie simply isnt up to explaining anything at all about this alleged proof.For all its faults, Ron Howards ..
The filmmakers dont seem to trust the emotions theyve tried to invest throughout their movie.
Auburn is clearly not interested in making a Shine or a Beautiful Mind style tear jerker about tragically doomed genius.
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The films ultimately satisfying title gathers meaning as the story unfolds.
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A decent film that...remains married to its words and bound to its limited sets.
You leave the theater appreciative of the movies dramatic yield, but not truly swept up in reverie. The way most of us feel about middle and high scho ..
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A melodrama is a melodrama, even if the people in it occasionally announce something like, I figured out how to get a lower bound for H.
Somewhere between A Beautiful Mind and Wonderboys, we get Proof a very good film that among other things explores the link between youth and genius.
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