A Brilliant Young Mind Movie


A Brilliant Young Mind

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2015 | PG-13 | Drama | 1hr, 51m

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

U.S. Release Date

A Brilliant Young Mind release date was Friday, September 11, 2015. This was a Limited in theaters release.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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Cast more cast

Rafe Spall
Martin Humphreys
Eddie Marsan
Jo Yang
Zhang Mei

Directed by

Morgan Matthews


James Graham


Rating MPAA

PG-13 for some strong language, a sexual reference, drug material and disturbing images


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).
official plot version from samuelgoldwynfilms.com

Trivia & Production Notes

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

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