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Old August 22nd, 2002, 12:28 PM   #73
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There was a lot of criticism of A Beautiful Mind because of its unrealistic portrayal of John Nash's struggle with mental illness. It leaves you with an impression that he was hospitalized once, and then they handled things on their own. In reality, he was in and out of the hospital more than a dozen times, but the feeling was that seeing a character in and out of a mental institution that many times would be too grueling for an audience. (I agree, by the way. I think the number of backsliding incidents in the film were grueling enough already.)

Then again, I love this movie and have seen it too many times to count, so...
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