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Monday, May 25th, in our final screening for the season, you’ll see how for some teens, coming of age just doesn’t add up!

Formerly titled X+Y

Asa Butterfield in A Brilliant Young Mind. For more images, reviews etc. click on the photo

In this touching, yet tough movie we see young Nathan trying to learn to navigate the difficult path of growing up. Not an unusual topic for a movie, but there’s an additional twist and turn added to A Brilliant Young Mind. Although he suffers as many teenagers do with feeling the angst of the outsider, Nathan (played with great sensitivity and attention to detail by Asa Butterfield) finds comfort not in rock music, rebellion or illicit drugs, but in the world of numbers.  With the assistance of his (largely ignored) mother and a teacher who is almost as much an outsider, Nathan integrates into his own kind of society and discovers some equations and combinations that aren’t as clear-cut as his usual mathematics.

Director Morgan Matthews avoids the pitfalls of turning this into a syrupy-sweet film through humour and a firm hand that doesn’t sentimentalize. Although its occasionally difficult to like this self-absorbed and emotionally isolated youngster, Nathan’s story is both compelling and entertaining, and helps us to see life through his complex eyes. 

111 minutes

 


A BIG THANKS to this movie’s sponsor:

The Norwood Theatre for Great Movies in Muskoka!

The Norwood Theatre for Great Movies in Muskoka! For the Norwood website with films, times and more, click on the banner


Date
Movie
Sponsor
September 8, 2014Magic in the MoonlightMagic in the MoonlightRotary Club of Bracebridge
September 22, 2014BelleMuskoka Concert Association
October 6, 2014CalvarySABR
October 27, 2014TracksSeltzer Design Partnership
November 10, 2014IdaHutchinson Environmental Sciences
November 24, 2014Finding Vivian MaierMuskoka Natural Food Store
December 8, 2014Love is StrangeRoy DeHaan Carpentry
January 12, 2015The Trip to ItalyDr. Stuart Robson, Dentist
January 19, 2015Presentations of MuskokaBracebridge Lions Club
January 26, 2015My Old LadyCatherine Nasmith, Architect
February 9, 2015Force MajeureShamrock Lodge
February 23, 2015Elsa & FredKawartha Credit Union
March 9, 2015PrideBookkeeping"+", Income Tax Service
March 23, 2015RosewaterRYO FilmsGareth Seltzer
April 13, 2015MonsoonKaren Acton, Royal LePage
April 27, 2015Trick or Treaty?Actors' Colony Theatre
May 11, 2015BoychoirBrackenrig Nursery Muskoka
May 25, 2015A Brilliant Young MindNorwood Theatre