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A Brilliant Young Mind (2014)

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PG-13 | | Drama | 11 September 2015 (USA)
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A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.

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In a world difficult to comprehend, Nathan struggles to connect with those around him - most of all his loving mother - but finds comfort in numbers. When Nathan is taken under the wing of unconventional and anarchic teacher, Mr. Humphreys, the pair forge an unusual friendship and Nathan's talents win him a place on the UK team at the International Mathematics Olympiad. From suburban England to bustling Taipei and back again, Nathan builds complex relationships as he is confronted by the irrational nature of love. Written by Anonymous

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N: Rated PG-13 for some strong language, a sexual reference, drug material and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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$31,408 (USA) (11 September 2015)

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$139,511 (USA) (2 October 2015)
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This is a project selected at 2013 Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum in Hong Kong. See more »

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The double rainbow that Nathan and Zhang Mei sees from the bus when they arrive in England is wrongly generated. The secondary rainbow should be inverted with purple on the outside of the arc but in the movie red is on the outside. The rainbow should also be opposite the sun so the shadows on the ground should point towards it. See more »

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Julie: When somebody says they love you it means they see something in you they think is worth something... It adds value to you.
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References Beautiful Young Minds (2007) See more »

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10AM gare du nord
Written and performed by Keaton Henson
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Very worthy movie!
16 March 2015 | by (Minnesota, United States) – See all my reviews

Excellent performances all round for this charming story concentrating on a family who have a son on the autistic spectrum. The characters are very believable and put in sterling performances. The youngsters especially are great. It gives an accurate insight into the world of autism from everyone's point of view. Sally Hawkins as the mother gets it totally right! Fine actress she is. I know it's early days, but I would like to see some Oscar nominations for this movie. I would like to give this movie a 10, but I feel the ending is somewhat too simplistic and almost Disney-esque 'Happily Ever After' scenario. Autism isn't a one-size-fits-all condition, and people shouldn't come away with the idea that everyone with autism is a genius. The social awkwardness is portrayed beautifully as is the feeling of not fitting in and seeing the world in a way that's different to most people. I highly recommend this movie. The whole story about an International Math Competition is very engaging. You will wipe your eyes too!


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