Proof (2005)
IMDb Rating 7.1
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Gwyneth Paltrow Catherine
Anthony Hopkins Robert
Jake Gyllenhaal Hal
Danny McCarthy Cop
Hope Davis Claire
Tobiasz Daszkjewicz Limo Driver (as Tobiasz Daszkiewicz)
Gary Houston Professor Barrow
Anne Wittman Friend at Party
Leigh Zimmerman Friend at Party
Colin Stinton Theoretical Physicist
Elegantly adapted from David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Proof works on so many levels that it shines like a perfected equation. Gwyneth Paltrow previously played her role onstage, and returns here as Catherine, the troubled 27-year-old daughter of Robert, a once-brilliant mathematician (Anthony Hopkins, appearing in flashbacks and imagined visions) who has recently died. What Robert has left behind is an emotionally challenging legacy of genius, mental illness, and unfinished business in the Chicago home where Catherine had cared for him during his erratic final years. Catherine fears she may have inherited her father's unstable condition, and her sister Claire (Hope Davis) arrives from New York with smothering concern and a selfish but well-meaning agenda, while Robert's student and assistant Hal (Jake Gyllenhaal) hopes to find lasting proof of Robert's enduring genius in the piles of notebooks he left behind. Steeped in the authentic atmosphere of advanced academia, revelations of love, fear, regret, and potential recovery unfold with such graceful complexity that Proof plays like a thriller, with all the action taking place in the admirable hearts and minds of its characters. The film also has a lot to say about the potential tragedy of assuming mental illness where none exists, while leaving just enough doubt to keep you wondering -- a tribute to the exceptional performances of a first-rate cast, and particularly to Paltrow, whose reunion with Shakespeare in Love director John Madden proves equally rewarding for entirely different reasons. --Jeff Shannon
Movie Details
Genre Drama
Director John Madden
Producer John Hart; Robert Kessel; John N. Hart Jr.
Writer David Auburn; Rebecca Miller
Studio Disney / Buena Vista
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 99 mins
Movie Release Date 9/30/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 584
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 3/3/2006
Product Details
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 786936296303
Chapters 15
Release Date 2/14/2006
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director John Madden
From Stage To Screen: The Making of Proof
Director Commentary by John Madden
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