The Man Who Knew Infinity

We chose a movie this week from our wish list – that place where we store movies we think we want to watch and then forget about. But no one could agree on a movie, so it was off to the wish list and listings of forgotten movies. 

We loved this one. 

Based on the true life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy. To find acceptance of his genius, Ramanujan must leave his native India, his wife, and his mother to pursue his education at the feet of those who have much to teach him – if only they would get to know him. 

The older child loved the challenge of the math and the younger ones loved the history and the creativity of the story. Mom and dad loved it because it was a clean movie with a powerful lesson – some dreams are worth sacrificing for and if we only stop to listen from each other, our lives might be changed for the good. 

If you want a good movie for a spring night and your children are about 10 and older, give this one a try. It’s been almost a week and my family is still talking about it. 

Runtime: 108 min
Rated PG-13 (for some thematic elements and smoking)
98% on Rotten Tomatoes
IMDb Parents Guide