Proof (2005) (2005)
February 7, 2023 8:23 PM - Subscribe

The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, comes to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity.

Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Hope Davis, and Jake Gyllenhaal
Directed by John Madden

62% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes
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posted by Stuka (5 comments total)
I never saw the movie, because I saw it as a stage play several years earlier and loved the central performance so much that I couldn't imagine Paltrow matching it. But I barely remember the story now and maybe I should give it a shot. Thanks for the nudge, Stuka.
posted by martin q blank at 7:04 AM on February 9 [1 favorite]

It's definitely a movie that wears it's stage roots very clearly. I don't know if I really liked it though.. just kinda slipped away
posted by drewbage1847 at 10:55 AM on February 9

I unreservedly enjoyed Proof - - solid performances and although certainly emotionally resonant, it was also unexpectedly intentionally funny. Underrated (although Roger Ebert did give it a 4-star review).
posted by fairmettle at 10:16 PM on February 9

I also thought this was a very good movie. I read it as a theatre student but never saw a performance.

For some reason I always mix up this and Doubt (also an excellent play/movie).
posted by obfuscation at 5:27 AM on February 10

I tended to mix up Proof and Wit (yet another excellent play/movie).

I liked the stage play of Proof more than the film, honestly.
posted by kyrademon at 7:05 PM on February 10

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