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
I always look at the rating of a movie here on IMDb before watching it. I guess I believe too much in its users' taste. Probably, I shouldn't do that. One perfect example is the movie I'm about to comment on now: an ordinary rate, 8, is very inappropriate, in my opinion, regarding to this movie. X+Y is a mild but powerful movie in the sense that it tells Nathan's story with no big emotions but always making us relate to him somehow, which is the best thing it could do. Most of us have a rather superficial idea about what it is to be "gifted", as if people like that were only highly smart but lacked "humanity" skills. However, this movies brings us a new perspective, not only on how gifted people deal with their emotional side, but especially on how the mathematics of life are unachievable to every human mind. Perhaps because life is the perfect prime number.
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