I.Q. (Theatrical Release USA 1994)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.1|5.0 Starsìììì
                                                                                                    
I.Q.—another one of those easy-to-be-missed Walter Matthau movies that hide in unexpected places and when found become little treasures that one does not easily forget (see his 1971 film, A New Leaf, as another example of such a movie). IQ has an original idea, delivers itself in a creative and completely unexpected manner, makes you wait for its ending until the ending, and becomes an overall great watch. The casting of Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, and Stephen Fry work incredibly well. Don’t miss this one. It’s a good watch. With very little tweaking, this movie would have become a classic Christmas re-watch through the years on par with It’s a Wonderful Life.

Storyline.

Romance has a little help from Albert Einstein and his friends.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Fred Schepisi for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Sandy Gallin, and Scott Rudin for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Ed Walters (Tim Robbins), Catherine Boyd (Meg Ryan), Albert Einstein (Walter Matthau), Kurt Gödel (Lou Jacobi), Boris Podolsky (Gene Saks), Nathan Liebknecht (Joseph Maher), James Moreland (Stephen Fry), Bob Rosetti (Tony Shalhoub), Frank (Frank Whaley),and Louis Bamberger (Charles Durning).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s a simple, sweet romance that could be easily missed and shouldn’t be missed. Clean, decent fare for the whole family.

Ben Meyers

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