I.Q

I.Q

Downloadable Video - 1994
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Legendary scientist Albert Einstein (played here by Walter Matthau) takes a break from theoretical physics to try to set up his intellectual niece with a handsome auto mechanic in this romantic comedy. The movie's central conceit is that Einstein's brilliance extends to matters of the heart, allowing him to immediately sense that Ed Walters (Tim Robbins), a bright, lower-class mechanic obsessed with Popular Science Magazine, would be perfect for his niece Catherine (Meg Ryan). Unfortunately, Catherine is already engaged to a stiff Princeton man. In order to defeat Catherine's resistance, Uncle Albert decides to help Ed pretend to be a revolutionary scientist, a charade that inevitably leads to much farcical confusion. Einstein's scientist pals are portrayed as a Greek chorus of Catskills-style kibitzers, featuring such notable perfomers as Lou Jacobi as Kurt Godel and director Gene Saks as Boris Podolsky.
Publisher: [United States] : Paramount : Made available through hoopla, 1994.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 95 min.)) : sd., col.

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rslade
Sep 17, 2014

A cute little romantic comedy. The addition of Einstein is used amusingly, although the science doesn't work well.

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phyllis49
Mar 18, 2012

All the world knows about Einstein the scientific genius. But what about Einstein the matchmaker? I.Q. puts this fanciful notion to the test and comes up with winning results in this fun, warm-hearted romantic comedy.
Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins, Walter Matthau, Charles Durning

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