A Brilliant Young Mind Movie

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An uplifting and incredibly moving story about a socially awkward teenage math prodigy who begins to find his place in the world when he attends a prestigious international math competition

Who's Involved:

Eddie Marsan, Asa Butterfield, Sally Hawkins, Rafe Spall, James Graham, Morgan Matthews, Jo Yang

Release Date:

Friday, September 11, 2015 (Limited)

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1 hr, 51 m

Plot: What's the story about?

Preferring to hide in the safety of his own private world, Nathan (Asa Butterfield) struggles to connect with people, often pushing away those who want to be closest to him, including his mother Julie (Sally Hawkins). Without the ability to understand love or affection, Nathan finds the comfort and security he needs in numbers and mathematics. Mentored by his unconventional and anarchic teacher, Mr. Humphreys (Rafe Spall), it becomes clear that Nathan’s talents are enough to win him a place on the British team competing at the highly revered International Mathematics Olympiad. Being part of a team and one which has a real chance of winning seems like it could change Nathan’s life forever. But when the team goes to train in Taiwan, Nathan is faced with a multitude of unexpected challenges, not least the new and unfamiliar feelings he begins to experience for one of the Chinese competitors, the beautiful Zhang Mei (Jo Yang).

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A look at the A Brilliant Young Mind behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Morgan Matthews last directed Beautiful Young Minds and Gypsy Boy. The film's writer James Graham last wrote 1984 and Gypsy Boy.


James Graham

Production Company

BBC Films

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Key Facts

  1. Premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and moved audiences and critics alike.
  2. Inspired by the 2007 documentary Beautiful Young Minds.

Filming Timeline

On or about May 12, 2015, the film was in Completed status.

A Brilliant Young Mind Release Date: When was it released?

A Brilliant Young Mind was released in 2015 on Friday, September 11, 2015 (Limited release). There were 8 other movies released on the same date, including The Perfect Guy, The Visit and Time Out of Mind.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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