A Brilliant Young Mind

A Brilliant Young Mind
A Brilliant Young Mind
  • PG-13
  • 1h 52m
  • 2016
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Inspired by true events, A Brilliant Young Mind tells the story of teenage math prodigy Nathan, who struggles when it comes to building relationships. In his confusing world, Nathan finds comfort in the predictability of numbers. But after earning a spot to compete in the prestigious International Math Olympiad, he faces new and unexpected challenges, ultimately triumphing in life and love.

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Common Sense Says
Affecting drama about math whiz tackles loss, special needs.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that A Brilliant Young Mind is heartwarming but also quite frank about the emotional cost of losing a parent as a young child -- and how that can shape your outlook into adulthood. The movie explores grief and all sorts of emotions that go with it, including anger, making it best for teens and up; younger kids might find it too sad and intense. Expect some adolescent flirting and kissing, cursing (including "f--k," "s--t," and more), a harrowing car accident (and the very sad aftermath), and a disturbing scene in which a character is shown violently scratching himself with a very sharp instrument. The main character, a teen who's on the autism spectrum, has communication challenges, but all of the adults in his life try very hard to connect with him and have his best interests in mind.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:January 26, 2016
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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