A Brilliant Young Mind (2014)

A Brilliant Young Mind (2014)

PG-13

7.5

Movie

UK, United Kingdom
English
Drama
2014
MORGAN MATTHEWS
Alex Lawther, Alexa Davies, Asa Butterfield
111 min

What it's about

A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.

The take

A Brilliant Young Mind or X+Y is the story of a teenage English mathematics prodigy named Nathan (Asa Butterfield) who has difficulty understanding people, but finds comfort in numbers. When he is chosen to represent the United Kingdom at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO), Nathan embarks on a journey in which he faces unexpected challenges, such as understanding the nature of love. This movie its so heart-warming, as you see this shy and socially awkward boy dealing with the world and unraveling his feelings.

Comments

A very inspiring film. I just wanted to hug this little boy, knowing I couldn’t even if I knew him. I completely understood his angst around people as well!

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