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Proof (2005)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery | 7 October 2005 (USA)
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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.

Director:

John Madden

Writers:

David Auburn (play), David Auburn (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gwyneth Paltrow ... Catherine
Anthony Hopkins ... Robert
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Harold Dobbs - Hal
Danny McCarthy ... Cop
Hope Davis ... Claire
Tobiasz Daszkiewicz ... Limo Driver (as Tobiacz Daszkiewicz)
Gary Houston ... Professor Barrow
Anne Wittman ... Friend at Party
Leigh Zimmerman ... Friend at Party
Colin Stinton ... Theoretical Physicist
Leland Burnett Leland Burnett ... Band Vocalist
John Keefe ... University Friend
Chipo Chung ... University Friend
C. Gerod Harris ... University Friend (as C Gerod Harris)
Roshan Seth ... Professor Bhandari
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Storyline

Catherine is a woman in her late twenties who is strongly devoted to her father, Robert, a brilliant and well-known mathematician whose grip on reality is beginning to slip away. As Robert descends into madness, Catherine begins to wonder if she may have inherited her father's mental illness along with his mathematical genius. When Robert's work reveals a mathematical proof of potentially historic proportions, it sets off shock waves in more ways than one. Written by yusufpiskin

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Gwyneth Paltrow reprised the role of Catherine that she had played on stage in London's West End. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Catherine is talking to her father by a park bench about going to school, the backdrop of the city and the sun is moving slowly from left to right See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Robert: [stirring her out of a dream] Can't sleep?
Catherine: Oh, Jesus! Oh, you scared me.
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Connections

Features Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

El chocha loca
(2002)
Written by Claudio Quattrocchi
Performed by Loca
Published by Big Tiger Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Lovecat Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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a wonderful proof of good acting!!!
5 February 2006 | by deepblue2926See all my reviews

When I got out of the cinema, I was still thinking about the film -how Paltrow, Gyllenhaal and Davis was near to perfection, how a good theater can be adapted to movie screen!!- I think Gwyneth Paltrow made one of her greatest decisions accepting to play Catherine,maybe she has slowed down but this is a good proof of her acting ability that she has lost nothing from her performance while she was away...

By the way, I want to say a few words to Anthony Hopkins' performance. It wasn't bad,it was very good actually but I think his performance was so alike with his previous films..

But generally, I liked the movie and the actors,plus-congratulations to John Madden for his great return...


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Proof See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$193,840, 18 September 2005

Gross USA:

$7,535,331

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,189,860
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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