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Proof (2005)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery | 7 October 2005 (USA)
The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students, who wants to search through his papers, and her estranged sister, who shows up to help settle his affairs.

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The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician (recently deceased) tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students who wants to search through his papers and her estranged sister who shows up to help settle his affairs. Written by B.B.

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If you don't believe in yourself, who will believe in you? See more »

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Drama | Mystery

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content, language and drug references | See all certifications »

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7 October 2005 (USA)  »

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Dokaz  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$193,840 (USA) (16 September 2005)

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$7,524,766 (USA) (18 November 2005)
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Lead actress Gwyneth Paltrow actually presented Mary-Louise Parker with the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in the Broadway version of "Proof". See more »

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When Catherine and her father take dinner and they are talking about how many days she missed by being lazy, her hair position alternates from a shot to another. Her fringe is first on the sides of her face, then in the next shot it's pulled back to her ponytail, then back again on the sides in the next shot. See more »

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[first lines]
Robert: [stirring her out of a dream] Can't sleep?
Catherine: Oh, Jesus! Oh, you scared me.
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Features Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003) See more »

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Uganda
(2000)
Performed by Voodoo Dogs
Written by Bob Ward & Larry Goldings
Published by Ward-B Music/SESAC, Largold Music/ASCAP
Taken from the CD Voodoo Dogs (PM 2061) on Palmetto Records, Inc.
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An Amazing film
16 July 2006 | by (Milpitas, California) – See all my reviews

John Madden's drama about a daughter (Paltrow) of a brilliant mathematical mind(Hopkins) who is also losing his sanity in late age. The film does great to transition from present tense into flashbacks, the style of film-making is great, and the personal performances, strong writing and great score and cinematography make this picture an overall success. The strongest point of Madden's film, which I found in some ways a bit similar to ROn Howard's A Beautiful Mind is the fact that the lead questions their own sanity and the way they deal with it is brilliant. Paltrow is not my favorite actress, but she showed her talent here in one of her better performances while Hopkins was also good, my favorite performance came from Jake Gyllenhaal who is doing well to establish himself as a consistent young actor. he impresses here again as a master student studying professor Robert's(Hopkins) work. This is a great drama. IMDb rating: 7.0, my rating: 10/10


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