I.Q. (1994)

FRED SCHEPISI

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5

USA, 1994.  , Sandollar.  Story by , Screenplay by Andy Breckman, .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

You knew that he was one of the greatest minds whose thoughts were ever recorded in human history, but did you know that Albert Einstein was also a brilliant matchmaker? At least that’s the adorable premise of this comedy starring Tim Robbins as a Popular Science-reading mechanic who falls instantly in love with physics genius  upon first sight of her. He shows up at her doorstep in the hopes of asking her out, not caring that she’s engaged to egghead , but instead her uncle Albert Einstein (Walter Matthau) answers the call. Einstein and his three equally astute friends Kurt Godel, Boris Podolsky and Nathan Liebknecht take to Robbins right away and incorporate their questions about the universe into their desire to make this couple a reality. The film is never laugh-out-loud funny and its ending is weak, but Ryan and Robbins enjoy extremely pleasant chemistry, and the clean lines and bright colours constantly being spread across the beautiful widescreen image are a delight, right down to Ryan’s perfectly peroxided hair.

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