Real-life mathematician, John Nash (Russell Crowe) was branded at an early age as a genius. After winning a prestigious scholarship to Princeton University, he develops his ultimate theory "Governing Dynamics." This earns him a professorship/research position at MIT. There he meets his future wife, Alicia (Jennifer Connelly) who is not only both bright and beautiful, but who loves him deeply. Meanwhile, he is called upon to serve his country in a secret mission, but the task takes an emotional toll on him.