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Critically acclaimed film A Brilliant Young Mind is available on DVD and Digital. The touching and heartwarming drama inspired by true events is officially Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. The story follows the unconventional and often humorous relationship between a student and his teacher. In many ways Nathan, the student played by Asa Butterfield, reveals life changing lessons to his teacher Martin Humphreys played by Rafe Spall. Sally Hawkins plays the role of Nathan’s mother Julie and there’s not a second that goes by where you’re not convinced this mother would do anything to give her child the life and opportunities that he deserves.

With a balanced mix of drama and comedy, A Brilliant Young Mind tugs at your heart strings while providing the audience inspiration to fuel their own journey. It’s a story that reveals the spirit of love and shows it’s presence without the superficial clichés that are usually imposed.

Critics worldwide are raving about the film. Ty Burr from the Boston Globe said, “Parents and teachers of all the Nathans out there may be inclined to give “A Brilliant Young Mind” the full four stars; for the rest of us, it’s small, smart, and satisfying.” Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times added, “Long after you’ve seen the film, you’ll remember the wonderfully nuanced work of the cast, particularly Ms. Hawkins.”

A Brilliant Young Mind will fill your soul and allow you to watch how one person’s journey can inspire and change the lives of others. Families will listen a little longer and squeeze their loved ones a little tighter because Nathan’s genuine desire to be more is contagious and his mother’s sincere devotion forces others to look within and test themselves.

J. R. Jones from the Chicago Reader said, “A strong cast elevates this sweet British drama.” And Jones couldn’t me more right. Asa Butterfield, Eddie Marsan, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins, Martin McCann and Jo Yang have a great deal of chemistry that is indescribably brilliant. Not only does the film offer a poignant story line it also sends a message of love, life and devotion that no one should miss.

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