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Actors: Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, Walter Matthau, Lou Jacobi, Gene Saks
A young mechanic falls in love with Albert Einstein's mathematician niece and the scientist schemes to make her fall in love with the mechanic. — No Track Information Available — Media Type: DVD — Artist: RYAN/ROBBINS/MATTHAU... more »
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Susan S. (sulock) from CARRIER, OK
Reviewed on 9/23/2018...
Quirky romance with humor and great characters.
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Kathleen P. from OAKLAND, CA
Reviewed on 4/19/2018...
Lesser known Meg Ryan rom com. Clever and very sweet. I really liked it.
Nancy W. from CHARLOTTE, NC
Reviewed on 1/2/2011...
Natalie D. (natd) from GRAHAM, TX
Reviewed on 10/11/2010...
Such a neat movie! Plan to keep it for my collection.
A brilliant romantic comedy
Patrick Thompson | Sydney, NSW Australia | 11/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Now this is how to do the genre! This is brilliantly funny, poignant and tender, but never insipid (the director is Australia...so insipidness is definitely out) movie. Matthau is truly fantastic as Einstein, as are his three sidekicks (especially Godel! and the tree that likes to eat their stuff!) as they try to manuever the two leads together and remove the Lesser Professor, a.k.a the rat man, Chimp Pimp, etc from the picture: the stuffy english fiance of Meg Ryan's Character, played perfectly by Stephen Frey. Of course the Lesser Professor is trying to hang on to Meg Ryan's character and expose Tim Robbin's character as a fraud because of his new found friendhsip with Einstein and the secret paper they're working on so Tim Robbin's character can impress Meg Ryan's charater with 'his genius' because that is what she looks for in a man- a genetic hope of making genius children so she, lacking in her own confidence, can achieve through her children. MEg Ryan's character is Eistein's neice.I can't understand how Matthau didn't get a best supporting actor nomination for this movie! He is so good, as is all the cast: they fit perfectly, especially the 'four boys'.The story is fairly linear but well paced. It does deal with a lesser theme of self belief, being yourself, and sexual equality and that brilliant men can be have brilliant women as their equal, or betters. The main theme is not letting the brain rule the heart too much, and to be happy. And that some things-love- defy science! I can't think of any movie like this one. Its unique, clever, witty and subtle at times (especially the humor: Einstein on a motorbike going wah-hoo...very cool!). So if you like your movies sophisticated, wholesome, honest, stylish and not contrived then you defintely want to see this one! The cinematography and 'fifty-ness' is fantastic! Definitely 5 stars! More even...!DVD is very plain: just the movie. No added features or even bio's for that matter. But with a movie this good, who needs them? The picture and sound quality are top notch."
C. Ivie | Apple Valley, Ca USA | 08/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Longer ago than I care to remember I had the great fortune to meet Einstein. I was an under grad in college when he made one of his unannounced visits to the campus. Walter Matthau captures the professor briliantly and his humor and wit come through in this film. Einstein's interest in motorcycles and his love of sailing are portrayed lovingly and the very human side of the great man is illustrated with fidelity and humor. It is always on my list of ten favorite films.
ADRIENNE MILLER | TENNESSEE | 05/18/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I.Q. is a sweet and charming romantic comedy, I am a sucker for these types of films, they all have the same formula but they are satisfying. Meg Ryan and Tim Robbins have wonderful chemistry, you root for them to end up together, and Walter Matthau is a hoot as "Albert Einstein." I can see why people like this movie, check it out sometime."