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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Gwyneth Paltrow
Anthony Hopkins
Jake Gyllenhaal
Hope Davis
Directors
John Madden
Screenwriters
David Auburn
Rebecca Miller
Running Time
100 minutes

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Gwyneth Paltrow revives her stage performance for the big screen.


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Plot
Reeling from her mathematician father’s death, Catherine (Gwyneth Paltrow) gets involved with a student, Hal (Jake Gyllenhaal), and argues with her sister (Hope Davis), who fears for her mental health. When a genius mathematical proof is found in her father’s papers, Catherine is the subject of accusations and finds it hard to prove her sanity.


Verdict
A subtle, slow-burning mystery that does justice to its themes of identity, sanity and sacrifice.


Reviewed by Anna Smith

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