I.Q. (1994)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  25 December 1994 (USA)
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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 »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fórmula para amar  »

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Box Office


$25,000,000 (estimated)


$26,372,663 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The close-ups of Ed manipulating the wooden puzzles feature the hands of enigmatologist John Chaneski. See more »


In the after-conference dinner party, Louis Bamburger is gushing about a four color pen to Eddie. While multi-color pens have existed for most of the century, the particular BIC four color pen with blue and white barrel shown in the film was brought to market in 1970. See more »


Ed Walters: You were a patent clerk.
Albert Einstein: Sigmund Freud, I'm sure, was a tobacconist.
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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 »


Spoofs The Wild One (1953) See more »


by Sam Coslow and Arthur Johnston
Performed by Spike Jones
Courtesy of RCA Records label of BMG Music
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I.Q. Is Excellent
22 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Maybe I'm being too generous with the rating...but I just love this movie! I've seen it so many times, but every time I see it I fall in love with it all over again. It's just a simple romantic comedy, with nothing huge or monumentous that happens. But I'm a big romantic and this movie *is* romantic. I love Meg Ryan and Tim Robbins, and Walter Mathau is so funny. The scientists make me laugh so much...I definitely recommend this movie to anyone who hasn't seen it. It's such a clean, good movie - and those are so rare now! My 20-year-old brother likes this movie, too, so it's not just a chick-flick. ;-) I recommend it if you need to laugh, or if you're just lonely and need to *watch* a romance, if you yourself can't participate in one. It's a good 'un!

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