Director: Matt Brown. Cast: Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Stephen Fry, Toby Jones, Jeremy Northam. 108 min. Rated PG-13. UK/USA. Biography/Drama.
The true story of Newton-level genius Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, who in the 1910s resisted racism to gain acceptance at Cambridge's Trinity College. Like any shark movie that will be compared to Jaws, any mathematician film will have A Beautiful Mind looking down on it, and that's where The Man Who Knew Infinity cannot keep up. There's even an attempt at melodrama between Dev Patel and his wife waiting for him back home in India, but compared to the romance Jennifer Connelly pulled off with that other distracted genius mind, this doesn't hold a candle.