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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 »
I believe this will ultimately be regarded as one of Ryan's best, no matter where it stands today or no matter how badly it might have bombed at the box office.
Why? Because it's unabashedly everything her other 'cute' movies play at doing; because Tim Robbins is simply brilliant; because Einstein's friends are so good; because Tony S is nothing short of brilliant; and because Walter Matthau is perhaps the real star.
There are memorable quotes you will read about in this section, but they don't really work unless you see them being delivered.
This is only a romp, and it's only for fun, but it has a strong underlying message delivered by Matthau towards the end.
It's very well acted; and if you think Ryan's character is a bit unreal, fine: it is. But that's what you get for the price of admission.
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