Everybody's a critic: 'Proof'

Friday, October 14, 2005
A scene from 'Proof'

Four stars (out of four)

"Proof" is one of the movies that simply draws you in -- it is not rife with intrigue or overly dramatic performances, it is simply a powerful film that keeps your attention throughout and makes your mind come alive.

The story of a young woman coping with the death of her mathematical genius father, who in his later years went insane, is brilliantly portrayed by Gwyneth Paltrow.

And Sir Anthony Hopkins' portrayal of her father is haunting.

Though some might find the movie hard to follow, all you have to do is look beyond the words and phrases and see the personalities of the characters and the way that they relate to each other.

"Proof" is the story of a journey many people face -- the journey to prove who they are and also what they are not in the face of others telling them who they are.

I thoroughly enjoyed this film, and it will go in my list of one of the best that I have seen in a while.

-- Carrie Lloyd

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