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
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 »
During the I.Q. test, one of the questions reads "Todd has $d, Mark has Four Times as Much as Todd, and Cassandra has Four Dollars More than Todd. Together They Have $.76. What is d?"
This card has two mistakes, the first being a misprint with the punctuation before the 76 making it appear to be 76 cents and not 76 dollars. The correct answer to this question would be 12. [d+4d+(d+4)=76 is simplified to 6d=72, and d=12]. He picks the wrong answer. (If you assume that 'together' implies just Mark and Cassandra then the answer is $14.40 which isn't an option.) See more »
[showing Ed Walters a four-in-one pen]
Look at that - red, green, black! It's like having four pens in one! What an exciting time to be alive!
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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.Q. is a silly, fun, and lovable romantic comedy about an average Joe, played by Tim Robbins, trying to win the affections of Einstein's intelligent niece, played by Meg Ryan, by pretending to be a brilliant, misunderstood physicist with the help of Einstein.
The film is very cute and has a heart-warming story. The audience can't help but vie for the protagonist's ambitions. Tim Robbins plays a true hero - an everyday bloke that people can agree with and actually understand. The most enjoyable thing about this film is Walter Matthau's portrayal of Einstein. I quite appreciate Matthau in all these old man roles, these Wisenheimer roles. I recommend I.Q. to anyone who likes a good '90s rom-com.
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