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Genius (1999)

Charlie Boyle finds that even his high IQ can't solve all of his problems when he takes on a double life in order to make friends his own age.

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Mike MacGregor
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Charlie, science wiz, hockey lover, and all around genius, is tired of being friendless. It's bad enough that he's in college before he's 14 helping a scientist who's in the midst of trying to defy gravity. So, in order to make his life exactly how he wants it, Charlie reinvents himself by taking on the image of a slacker/bad boy and enrolls in the local Jr. high. But juggling two lives is tough, even for a genius. Written by Max Vaughn

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During the big game when the Rumbsin player went in the penalty box Charlie still had the microchip activated on his skate, going across the room even lifting his skate up on the desk, yet the Rumbsin players skate did nothing while in the box. See more »

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Dr. Krickstein: Well, you can't be in two places at once. Violates all fundimental laws of physics...
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Genius Is A Genius Of A Film
26 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

I watched Genius , reliving my memories! Trevor Morgan was perfect for the role of Charlie. He had looks, charm, personality, wit and ha stealth at times just being so darn sneaky :)

But then you have his Genius side, his most perfect side, like it was made for him. I was so inspired by the movie that I instantly started looking up "Swiss" from 1997 of splitting the photon, and also "Eureka" and seeing if that was tied with Archimedes where The Doc explained where you could be not able to solve something, take your mind off it, than BAMB! Eureka! It hits you.

So I wanted to see if those facts were true, also the part with defying gravity like they did with microchips of some kind...where one does the others would be force to do. I know it's Disney and its a movie, but often times if they do their research, I'd like to think they got the science right. It's like Ice Princess when Casey was doing Physics...I heard she got most of the calculation wrong..if so, what part did they miss..it's a tricky subject, but I'd like to know more, and this movie and Ice Princess has opened my eyes to further exploration. Perfect movie and a joy to watch...by the way...Claire's skating is magnificent lol.


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