Alison Owen, Robert Kessel,
Jeff Sharp, John N. Hart
On the eve of her twenty seventh
birthday, Catherine (Gwyneth
Paltrow), a young woman who has spent years
caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a
mathematical genius named Robert (Anthony
Hopkins), must deal not only with the arrival
of her estranged sister, Claire (Hope
Davis), but also with the attentions of Hal
a former student of her father's who hopes to find
valuable work in the 103 notebooks of Robert's.
As Catherine confronts Hal's affections and Claire's
overbearing plans for her life, she struggles to
solve the most perplexing problem of all: How much
of her father's madness or genius will she inherit?