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A Beautiful Mind

Based on the tortured life of mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr., director Ron Howard champions the man who teeters on greatness, falls victim to a mental illness and fights back to accept the Noble Prize in 1994. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 135
Theater Release: 05 Jan 2002
Video Release:
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Home Video Extra Features

DVD Release Information:
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • Theatrical Release Date: January 4, 2002
  • DVD release date: May 28, 2002
  • Runtime: 136 minutes
  • Production company: Universal Studios
  • Package type: Keep Case
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1
  • DVD encoding: Region 1
  • Available audio tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Available subtitles: Spanish, French
DVD Extras:
  • Color, Closed-captioned, Widescreen, Dolby
  • Commentary by director Ron Howard
  • Commentary by screenwriter Akiva Goldsman
  • Disc 1
  • Feature film
  • Deleted scenes - with optional director’s commentary
  • Disc 2
  • A Beautiful Partnership: Ron Howard and Brian Grazer
  • Development of the Screenplay
  • Meeting John Nash - The Nash Theory of Equilibrium
  • “Accepting the Nobel Prize in Economics”
  • “The Process of Age Progression”
  • Storyboards to final feature comparison
  • Creation of special effects
  • Scoring the film
  • Inside A Beautiful Mind
  • Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay
  • A Beautiful Mind soundtrack

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