Cinema World Review: A Beautiful Mind (2001) Biography, Drama Director: Ron Howard Cast: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer "After a brilliant but asocial mathematician, John Nash, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish." - IMDB Website Review: This movie hands down is one of the best movies I've ever watched. Ron Howard did an outstanding job on the storyline and the production and it is beyond what I've expected. The story is based on a true story of an American mathematician genius call John Nash who discovered the game theory, differential geometry and partial differential equations. Nash's work was evolutional and have provided great insight on modern science and the complex systems found in daily life. The movie started off set in 1949 describing the young John Nash in his Freshman year at Princeton University. They portrait Nash as a very socially awkward student in front of his peers and does not like to follow the crowd; he tends to say things that majority find it blunt or imperceptive which leads them to misunderstand him a lot. He made a really good friend name Charles which is his flat mate. Although Nash is a natural mathematical genius, his intelligence came with a cost which gave him a lot of anxiety and paranoia. He was easily stressed and will keep dwelling on the problems he can't solve. Nash have a habit on solving human natural psychology through mathematical theories as if he is trying to code break human's emotions. Throughout the movie, we are very in depth with the character's personality. He is very determined because what he want to solve still haven't been found, he want to solve his own equation. "I've made the most important discovery of my life. It's only in the mysterious equation of love that any local reasons can be found." Halfway through the film, we start to acknowledge John Nash had joined a secret international communist organization, and is trying to prevent a terrorist attack by decoding where the Russian's have stored the nuclear bomb. He then became very engaged in this secret mission and start to withdraw himself from his family (his wife Alisa and their new born son). Nash was first diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia when he gave a lecture talk in Columbia University in 1959, his lecture became incomprehensible and the audience immediately felt something was wrong. The movie shows how Dr. Rosen, a psychiatrist came to visit the seminar and made Nash panic; the scene ended by he drugging Nash and quickly escalated out of the campus. It was absolutely mind blowing when I discover that Nash was actually diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and that he had mixed delusional thinking and reality together. The secret international communist organization as well as Nash's roommate 'Charles' never existed. It had all became a shock to everyone, and what really took off was how we can see Nash in the movie trying to overcome his biggest problem with his wife. It must have been a great journey full of pain and struggle. Through time Nash gradually began to intellectually reject some of his delusions, though he told the professor he still sees them right before he receives his Nobel Prize. He believes it is a waste of hopeless effort to stop his delusions, everyone has flaws and it depends how you act upon it. At present he seems to be always thinking rationally in the style that is characteristic for scientist. It was an incredibly moving ending through his recognition and his later career. I personally loved the part where he made his speech and won the prize "Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences" in 1994. The tremendous support from his wife and the strong hidden meaning about Hope and Love was truly inspiring.