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From Stage to Screen: The Making of Proof
“From the acclaimed director of Shakespeare in Love, Proof stars Oscar winners Gwyneth Paltrow and Anthony Hopkins , along with Jake Gyllenhaal and Hope Davis. It’s a powerful story of a young woman haunted by her father’s past and the shadow of her own future. Catherine (Paltrow) has devoted years to caring for her brilliant but mentally unstable father, Robert (Hopkins), a mathematical genius. But when his genius slips away, he leaves behind a mystery that affects her life… and her own sanity. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play.”
Proof is rated PG-13 for some sexual content, language and drug references.
As you might expect, there aren’t all that many bonus features included on this DVD. There’s a feature commentary with Director John Madden, but it’s a little dry even if it is informative. He really needed the actors with him. A few deleted scenes are also included. One shows Paltrow having another conversation with Hopkins, her deceased father. Another deleted scene shows Paltrow’s character at college. It really helps to paint a picture of her as a relatively normal, grounded character. It would have helped make her more likable in the film. A final deleted scene just has a little more dialogue as Paltrow tries to convince her sister that Hal is real. The final bonus feature is “From Stage to Screen: The Making of Proof”. It’s a featurette detailing the transition of the film from stage to screen. All of the actors are interviewed and it’s actually a pretty interesting little piece.