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A Beautiful Mind

Director: Ron Howard
Producers: Brian Grazer, Ron Howard
Screenwriter: Akiva Goldsman
Cast: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Adam Goldberg, Paul Bettany
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Year of Release: 2001
Released on Video: 06/25/2002

Based on the life of Nobel Prize winning mathematician John Nash, this film shows Nash slowly slipping into his schizophrenic fantasy world and loosing his grip on reality. When his illness finally comes to light, the medical treatments threaten to wipe out his intellectual gifts. He opts instead for the risky path of trying to use mental discipline alone to ward off his disease and ultimately triumphs after years of struggle.

Ask Yourself:

- How did you feel when you observed John Nash’s determination and endurance?
- How and where in your life could you adopt this attitude?
- How would this make you feel? How would it affect your self-esteem?