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I.Q. ★★½ 1994 (PG)

Albert Einstein (the irascible Matthau) thinks his coed niece (Ryan) is in need of a little romance, so he engineers a plan to get her into the arms of Robbins, a local auto mechanic. Robbins and Ryan are comfortable in their comic roles, although they're both above the material. Matthau shines as the famous physicist. Plot gets a little farfetched with its central contrivance of making Rob bins look like a brilliant scientist, which leaves second half of story flat. However, chemistry between leads is undeniable and you can't help but cheer on the inevitable. Visually pleasing with Ryan costumed in cool, elegant ‘50s fashions. Filmed in Princeton, New Jersey. 95m/C VHS, DVD . Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, Walter Matthau, Lou Jacobi, Gene Saks, Joseph Maher, Stephen Fry, Tony Shalhoub, Frank Whaley; D: Fred Schepisi; W: Michael Leeson, Andy Breckman; C: Ian Baker; M: Jerry Goldsmith.

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