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Albert Einstein helps a young man who's in love with Einstein's niece to catch her attention by pretending temporarily to be a great physicist.

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Edward Walters, an auto mechanic, falls for the intelligent and beautiful Catherine Boyd. It is love at first sight. There is however a problem, she's engaged to jerk James Moreland. Fortunately, Catherine's uncle likes Ed, and with his friends they scheme to make Catherine fall for Ed. The comedy in this movie stems from the fact that Catherine's uncle is none other than Albert Einstein, who's portrayed as a fun loving genius, as are his mischievous colleagues, Nathan, Kurt and Boris. Written by Rob Hartill

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With Einstein as Cupid what could possibly go wrong? See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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25 December 1994 (USA)  »

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Fórmula para amar  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$26,372,663 (USA)
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Most of the film was filmed on the campus of Princeton University in Princeton NJ. See more »

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The symposium is supposed to take place on April 1 and at the first "meeting of the minds", Catherine suggests to Edward that he deliver his theory at the symposium "four days from now". But, at the beginning of the movie the trees are in full blossom, far too early for New Jersey. See more »

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Albert: Don't let your brain interfere with your heart.
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Crazy Credits

Several characters' names are given incorrectly in the credits; Stephen Fry's character is spelled "James Morland" without the E, Lou Jacobi's character Kurt Gödel is spelled with no umlaut over the O, and Tony Shalhoub's character is titled "Bob Watters," not Bob Rosetti as given throughout the film. See more »

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Referenced in The Shawshank Redemption (1994) See more »

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SH-BOOM (LIFE COULD BE A DREAM)
by James Keyes, Carl Feaster, Floyd McRae, Claude Feaster & James Edwards
Performed by The Crew Cuts
Courtesy of PolyGram Markets
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Love at first sight causes wrenchturner's heart to flutter
20 January 2001 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Fairly good romantic comedy in which I don't think I've ever seen Meg looking any cuter. All the players did a good job at keeping this a lively romp. Of course, in the real world no genius mathematician would even glance at some grease monkey, but that is why I love romantic comedies....one can just totally forget reality and have a good time. Nice film. Damn, Meg is a babe, eh?


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