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Both One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and A Beautiful Mind are award winning movies which closely analyze psychological behaviour and behaviour modification The movie One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest starring Jack Nicholson is about a common criminal who others believe has psychological problems which result to him being admitted to a mental institution as a form of punishment At this institute McMurphy Nicholson builds close relationships with the other patients in his ward He helps these new friends in so many ways in fact some of them are not truly psychologically ill they are just coerced into believing it or acting it similar to McMurphy The other movie A Beautiful Mind is about John Nash Russel Crow a mathematician who can break down codes It starts off with Nash as a student at Princeton who begins to develop schizophrenia and hallucinations He has a few break downs which require him to take drugs as a form of treatment The film continues with a lot of suspense and drama which conclude to a peaceful end A Beautiful Mind is based on a true story where as to One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest is purely fictional One obvious difference within these two movies is that John Nash from A Beautiful Mind is definitely suffering from schizophrenia a psychological disorder that literally makes him go crazy until he takes medication to help him On the other hand McMurphy was not psychologically ill He was sent to the institution because others thought he was crazy due to his baliderance and lazy bad attitude He only appeared crazy when he misbehaved helped the other patients or when his brain was fried as a result to behaviour modification at the hospital Majority of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest takes place in a mental institute where McMurphy is committed for allegedly being insane Meanwhile John Nash from A Beautiful Mind is only in a institute for a
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