Definitely NOT a family Christmas movie: too much sex and nudity. Don't know who wrote the script, probably written by a dreamer, a wannabee of some kind. Young Ph.D. student from Arizona moves to Cambridge as an overseas student. He managed to get a room at the house of one of the people ( an older woman living together with her young attractive cello playing daughter, hint. ) who together with Alan Turing (-himself-) cracked the enigma. In the first scene he walks into the room. And says "that's an enigma", "No, merely a copy, the real one is at the museum", she says. More math stuff. The story plays in 1993 when a certain Wilkins announces that he cracked the 300-year old Bormat Theorem. It turned out that Wilkins stole the idea from a student. ( Maybe the entire reason for the movie was to leak the fact that Andrew Wiles stole the idea for cracking Fermat's theorem from a Ph.D. student. It wouldn't be the first time. Highly speculative of course. ) Anyway, all the girls the Ph.D. student meet fall instaneously for his charmes and seduce him. How surreal. Nerds and math students are instant turn-offs for women, like nude men wearing white socks, sort-of. The Oxford Murders is a paradox in many ways. It's a murder mystery. It's custom not to give away the murderer so I won't. The paradox is that it's a very bad movie, but still so much better than a Beautiful Mind ( except for Jennifer Connolly of course ) which was an award winning movie. There is -some- math in the movie. Fibonacci sequence, just as in PI, which is still the best math movie by far, if you ask me.
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