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Best Best Motion Picture Drama of the Decade (Golden Globes)


Best Best Motion Picture Drama of the Decade (Golden Globes)  

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  1. 1. Best Best Motion Picture Drama of the Decade (Golden Globes)

    • Gladiator (2000)
    • A Beautiful Mind (2001)
    • The Hours (2002)
    • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
    • The Aviator (2004)
    • Brokeback Mountain (2005)
    • Babel (2006)
    • Atonement (2007)
    • Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
    • Avatar (2009)

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I would have liked A Beautiful Mind a lot more if it hadn't just been yet another "cutesy" take by Hollywood towards mental illness. Yes, I still say "cutesy" despite the film's relatively dark tone because of it's overly simplistic way of turning Nash's illness into actual characters that serve no purpose but you hit us with a cheap twist. Plus it's appropriate since, of course, one of the "voices" is an unbearably cute little girl. Crowe's a damn good actor, and the movie as a whole has an excellent cast, and it seems they could have all easily handled a movie that skillfully examined the life of a brilliant man with a serious mental illness without making it so ridiculous and simply and melodramatic. It also drastically cleans up Nash's life so the movie can be structured as simplistically (and unrealistically) as possible.


It's not a bad movie, but it could have been a LOT better. It's a really average, typically mundane Hollywood drama saved only by the talent of the cast.

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