Thursday, July 22, 2010
Proof didn't quite work for me. Maybe it's because it's about people who love math (the subject has never been my forte), or maybe it's because it sort of looked and felt like a made-for-television melodrama. The movie has some strong performances (especially Gwyneth Paltrow) and it raises some good questions about having proof of one's work as well as the relationship between family members. But the latter I've seen done before in superior form, and the former, the bit about having proof, well, I don't like math so I didn't really care. If not for its stellar cast, Proof could pass for a TV movie in my book. It's not a bad movie, but it failed to impress me.