DeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3694 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2151 times:
I saw it PHL-LAS (I guess I'm not the only one to have seen it in-flight) & while it was a little weird to me, I enjoyed it. It was pretty entertaining. Russell Crowe did a good job. I'd recommend it to you.
Barcode From Switzerland, joined Dec 2001, 678 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2127 times:
Has anyone here read the autiobiography of John Nash? To say there are some discrepancies between the movie and book is understating the matter ... how convenient that Nash's affairs with men were edited out to sell a movie. There was other stuff about him travelling to Europe and renouncing his American citizenship that was also omitted.
It's not a *bad* movie ... it just doesn't bear much relation to the facts ...
747-600X From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2780 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2064 times:
Whether or not it relates to the facts is irrelevant. It's not like Titanic where they wanted to make a historically accurate film (and, for the record, did a fine job). With ...Beautiful Mind they wanted to make a good movie and base in on reality, not duplicate reality or make a documentary. There's nothing to dislike about it for not following the facts - I mean, who said it was supposed to???
By the way, I don't know who on Earth thought of the name for that movie, but that man hardly had a beautiful mind. If that's beauty, I damn well prefer ugliness. His "way with women" was to be frank and honest, stating the truth plainly, and obviously that kind of harshness worked for the realistic woman. Unfortunately, there's no virtue in it either, and no beauty. Beauty is in those who look for something beyond those, their most basic, desires, and can actually fall in love a little. As far as his intelligence goes... was it there?
"Mental health is reality at all cost." -- M. Scott Peck, 'The Road Less Traveled'
747-451 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2011 times:
It sucked, period. Maudlin, drab, boring movie about a miserable person. It also ranked right up there with "Pearl Harbor" for sanitized, "inoffensive" PC censoring of the facts. (such as his renouncement of citizenship etc etc.)
4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2965 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2029 times:
This many posts and no one's mentioned Jennifer Connelly's breasts? Wow, a new record!
Personally, as much as the movie disappointed me, I was more disappointed in seeing that J.C. looked like she had gotten "Them" deflated. It was the saddest part of the whole movie! (only half serious, folks...)