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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Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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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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Trivia

When Einstein describes his work with Ed Walters as "attraction at a distance", this is a play on Albert Einstein's well-known work on what he termed "action-at-a-distance". See more »

Goofs

The ice cream in Goedel's, Liebknecht's, and Podolsky's cones. See more »

Quotes

James Moreland: [referring to Ed] I mean, it's not as if he has never shown signs of *normal* intelligence.
Catherine Boyd: Think of that! Nuclear fusion.
James Moreland: I suppose these things happen. Idiot-savant, you know. A mental patient plays perfect chess. A nine year old from Alabama suddenly starts speaking in iambic pentameter...
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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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WHITE CITY
by John Kaye
Courtesy of Cavendish Music
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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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