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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.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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... Catherine
... Robert
... Harold Dobbs - Hal
... Cop
... Claire
... Limo Driver (as Tobiacz Daszkiewicz)
... Professor Barrow
... Friend at Party
... Friend at Party
... Theoretical Physicist
Leland Burnett ... Band Vocalist
... University Friend
... University Friend
... University Friend (as C Gerod Harris)
... Professor Bhandari
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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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Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning play by David Auburn 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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$193,840, 18 September 2005, Limited Release

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$7,524,766, 20 November 2005
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Gwyneth Paltrow reprises the role of Catherine that she had played on stage in London's West End. See more »

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Catherine's arm changes position when Claire talks about vegetarian chili. 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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Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Gwyneth Paltrow Movies (2011) See more »

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We Can Be Free
(2002)
Written by Bruce Elliott-Smith, Frantic, Mark Lord, Lucy Wells & Steve Jueno
Performed by Caroldene
Published by Big Tiger Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Lovecat Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Finely Etched Portrait by Paltrow
4 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

Gwyneth Paltrow gives a haunting portrayal of a daughter whose devotion to a mentally challenged father draws out her own mental edges. As care-giver for an elderly parent I am well aware of our fragile mental world and Paltrow's performance shines with nothing but truth. Her honesty and the emotional territory she portrayals are "proof" of her integrity as an actress. The film is impressively directed -- the script is paced compellingly and draws the viewer into a life situation that most of us simply refuse to acknowledge and try to avoid. Once the "great mind" of our genius is "gone" -- who are we? Hope Davis as Paltrow's sister does a great job of showing how striving for her "normalacy" is the ultimate lunacy. Great ensemble playing by all. I highly recommend this film.


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