A Beautiful Mind By Ron Howard And Starring Actor Russell Crowe

1100 Words Dec 7th, 2016 5 Pages
Mental illness is a very stigmatized aspect of health. It is often not addressed in mainstream media and many people do not understand it. A Beautiful Mind, a film directed by Ron Howard and starring actor Russell Crowe, brought attention to mental illness by telling that a real-life story of a genius mathematician, John Nash who suffers from schizophrenia. Despite his battle with the illness, he was still able to beat the odds and win a Nobel peace prize. It depicts schizophrenia and other mental illnesses does hinders nor limit you from success. the film does an amazing job in raising awareness to schizophrenia, unfortunately, also creates some misconceptions about the disease.
Schizophrenia is a severe psychological disorder, which causes someone’s feelings, behavior, thinking to be abnormal. it is a psychotic disorder in which personal, social and occupational functioning deteriorates due to strange thoughts, perceptions and behaviors (Ronald J Comer, 2014). All these cognitive problems causes’ characteristics like delusions known as a false belief and hallucination- a false sensory perception meaning something that doesn’t exist. These symptoms were accurately showcase in the genesis of the movie when we, the viewers, were introduced to Nash’s roommate Charles. The catch is that, only Nash can see Charles; he was actually an imaginary friend. William Parcher and Marcel were his other imaginary friends. All these people did not exist but in Nash’s mind, they did.…

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