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'An Invisible Sign' trailer: Do you believe Jessica Alba as a math whiz?

Just how similar is the upcoming An Invisible Sign to the 2005 film Proof? Let’s count the ways. Both revolve around a sad, dowdy math genius played by a beautiful, A-List actress (Jessica Alba and Gwyneth Paltrow, respectively). Both of those geniuses start to neglect numbers when their fathers get ill, then are taught how to embrace life again by a studly male academic (Chris Messina and Jake Gyllenhaal, respectively). Oh, and both movies also appear to take place in a perpetual autumn. Did I miss anything?

That said, if you like flicks where CG digits float around as winsome piano pop plays, An Invisible Sign might be right up your alley. Watch the trailer below, then tell us: Do you think a pair of pigtails and some too-long bangs make Jessica Alba look like an intellectual? And were you, like me, also glad to see that Blair Waldorf’s gay dad is getting some work?

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Originally posted April 6 2011 — 5:05 PM EDT

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