Teenage math prodigy Nathan (Asa Butterfield) struggles when it comes to building relationships with other people, not least with his mother, Julie (Sally Hawkins). In a world difficult to comprehend, he finds comfort in numbers. And when Nathan is taken under the wing of an unconventional and anarchic teacher, Mr. Humphreys (Rafe Spall), the pair forge an unusual friendship.
Eventually, Nathan’s talents win him a place on the UK National team at the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO) and the team travel to a training camp in Taiwan, under the supervision of squad leader Richard (Eddie Marsan). In unfamiliar surroundings, Nathan is confronted by a series of unexpected challenges — not least the unfamiliar feelings he begins to experience for his Chinese counterpart, the beautiful Zhang Mei (Jo Yang), feelings that develop when the young mathematicians return to England for the IMO, held at Trinity College, Cambridge.
From suburban England to bustling Taipei and back again, this original and heart-warming film tracks the funny and complex relationships that Nathan builds, as he is confronted by the irrational nature of love.
|Run time||111 min|
|Theater Release Date||September 11, 2015|
|DVD Release Date||January 26, 2016|
|Actors||Asa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Alex Lawther, Sally Hawkins, Martin McCann, Eddie Marsan, Jo Yang, Orion Lee|
|Studio||Samuel Goldwyn Films|
|MPAA||NR (N: Rated PG-13 for some strong language, a sexual reference, drug material and disturbing images)|
|Genre(s)||Comedy, Drama, Romance|
|Official FB||A Brilliant Young Mind Facebook Page|
|Watch Movie Trailer||A Brilliant Young Mind Trailer|
|Where to Rent||Netflix Redbox|