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 stuffy professor 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 humble genius, as are his mischievous colleagues, Nathan, Kurt and Boris.Written by
The close-ups of Ed manipulating the wooden puzzles feature the hands of enigmatologist John Chaneski. See more »
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 »
[explaining to Ed how he should tell Catherine that he's not a physicist]
It's not that hard. You just call her up and say, "Hello, I'm a lying grease monkey."
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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 »
A genial romantic comedy, "I.Q" is a flirtatious piece of fluff in which an auto mechanic woos the educated daughter of ol' E=MC2 himself, Albert Einstein. No guffaw inducer, but very pleasant fare given a considerable boost by its cast, most notably Matthau who is very good indeed as Mr. Einstein.
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