This movie is all Gwyneth Paltrow. This is her best work so far in her career. I was just in awe at the complexity of this performance. If she is not nominated for any awards then there is no justice in the world.
Paltrow plays Catherine, the daughter of a recently deceased, brilliant mathematician. Her father was played by Anthony Hopkins, in an equally brilliant performance. The last couple years of his life were spent dealing with mental illness that Catherine fears might be passed over to her.
Also on her plate is the arrival of her sister played by Hope Davis, who wants to sell the house and take her home to New York. Then there is an ex-student of her fathers (Jake Gyllenhaal) who believes that her father had to of written something groundbreaking in the remaining years of his life.
Directed by John Madden, “Proof” is an engaging human thriller with genuine surprises, as well as amazing performances.
This is one of the best movies of the year.