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      I.Q.

      1994, Romance/Comedy, 1h 35m

      29 Reviews 25,000+ Ratings

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      Movie Info

      Catherine Boyd (Meg Ryan) is a highly intelligent doctoral student at Princeton University and is engaged to stuffy Professor James Moreland (Stephen Fry). Ed Walters (Tim Robbins), a mechanic and all-around regular guy, falls for Catherine and searches for a way to impress her. Believing that the key to Catherine's heart is his IQ, Ed passes himself off as a physicist with the help of Catherine's uncle, who just happens to be Albert Einstein (Walter Matthau).

      • Rating: PG

      • Genre: Romance, Comedy

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Fred Schepisi

      • Producer: Carol Baum, Fred Schepisi

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $25.2M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Paramount Pictures

      • Production Co: Paramount Pictures

      • Sound Mix: Surround, Stereo

      Cast & Crew

      Tim Robbins
      Meg Ryan
      Walter Matthau
      Lou Jacobi
      Gene Saks
      Joseph Maher
      Stephen Fry
      Tony Shalhoub

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      • Nov 07, 2012

        Cute. Nice sets and costumes.

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      • Sep 10, 2009

        "I.Q." pits Tim Robbins and Meg Ryan in a fun and witty romantic comedy that is actually pretty good. Catherine (Meg Ryan) is already engaged to a scientist that is smart just like she is. She shows up at Ed's (Tim Robbins) mechanic shop after the car she's riding in has a problem. Ed falls in love with her instantly, but there's one problem, Catherine loves with her brain, not her heart, so she wouldn't ever give a normal everyday guy like Ed a chance. However, there is hope for Ed because Catherine is the niece of Albert Einstein (Walter Matthau) and Mr. Einstein wants Catherine to go out with Ed instead of the guy that she is engaged to. Soon Albert and his colleagues help Ed get to Catherine by turning him into a seem to be genius even though he's not a genius. "I.Q." is witty and it's a good movie to watch. It's plot is interesting and the acting isn't bad either. My only complaint is that it wasn't as funny as I was expecting it to be. Parts of it are funny such as when Albert Einstein and his colleagues help Ed answer some multiple choice questions, but it could've been funnier since it had Walter Matthau and Tim Robbins as two of its main stars. But it's still a good movie and I do recommend it. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000. Not a memorable film at all, especially for having the actors it does.

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      • Aug 27, 2009

        Dumb! It's supposed to take place in the 50's but you would never be able to guess that!. I like Meg Ryan but the only remotely fun thing about this romantic comedy is Walter Matthau.

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      • Apr 27, 2009

        Legendary scientist Albert Einstein (played here by Walter Matthau) takes a break from theoretical physics to try to set up his intellectual niece with a handsome auto mechanic in this romantic comedy. The movie's central conceit is that Einstein's brilliance extends to matters of the heart, allowing him to immediately sense that Ed Walters (Tim Robbins), a bright, lower-class mechanic obsessed with Popular Science Magazine, would be perfect for his niece Catherine (Meg Ryan). Unfortunately, Catherine is already engaged to a stiff Princeton man. In order to defeat Catherine's resistance, Uncle Albert decides to help Ed pretend to be a revolutionary scientist, a charade that inevitably leads to much farcical confusion. Einstein's scientist pals are portrayed as a Greek chorus of Catskills-style kibitzers, featuring such notable perfomers as Lou Jacobi as Kurt Godel and director Gene Saks as Boris Podolsky.

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