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[mov] I.Q. (1994)

IQ (1994)

IQ (1994)

Genre : romantic comedy
Rating : 5/5
Verdict : This will cheer you up
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It is wonderfully entertaining and heartwarming-romantic comedy, starring Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins and Walter Matthau. The cast is superb. Walter Matthau is perfect & extraordinary as Albert Einstein. He really looks like the Albert Einstein’s portrait that’s on the book.

The best thing about the movie is the basic idea: Not let your brain interferes with your heart!  Such a positive message about love.

This is a movie that you should see if your need something to cheer you up!

The Storyline: (from Wikipedia)

Tim Robbins is an amiable garage mechanic named Ed who finds Meg Ryan’s character Catherine Boyd, a beautiful and intelligent Princeton University mathematics doctoral candidate, as she comes into the garage (accompanied by her stiff and fussy British fiancé, an experimental psychology professor, played by Stephen Fry).

There is an immediate connection, but she refuses to acknowledge it. Finding a watch she left at the garage, Ed travels to her address and finds himself face to face with Albert Einstein (played by Walter Matthau), who is Catherine’s uncle. Albert, portrayed as a fun loving genius along with his mischievous friends Nathan, Kurt, and Boris, sees in Ed someone who would be better suited for Catherine, and attempts to help Ed look and sound more like a scientist (i.e., a wunderkind in physics), while at the same time trying to convince Catherine that life is not all about numbers but about the heart as well.

Favorite Quotes:

Albert Einstein: I, for one, will never believe that God plays dice with the universe.

Ed Walters: There are these twins. One takes a journey in a spacecraft, at the speed of light, and the other one stays on earth. The twin that travels into space comes back years later, and he’s young. And the one who stayed on earth, by this time, is very old. So, which one do you think is happier?
Albert Einstein: The young one.
Ed Walters: No, the one that stayed behind.
Albert Einstein: Why?
Ed Walters: Because he’s had a full life, he’s had experiences in love and pain. He has a family and friends. And the one who left, well…
Albert Einstein: Time has just passed.

Albert Einstein: Keep your sense of wonder

Albert Einstein: Are you thinking what I am thinking?
Ed Walters: Well what would be the odds of that happening?

Kurt Gödel:I would rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right.

Ed Walters: Distinguished colleagues, honored guests… Any journey in life, if not done for human reasons with understanding and love would be empty and loneIy. It’s something worth remembering, as nuclear-powered spacecraft may soon make the ancient dream of traveling to the edge of the universe and back a reality. The source of that power is the very source that fuels the stars themselves and in doing so fuels our imagination and our dreams.

 

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