A romantic comedy in which Albert Einstein (Walter Matthau) plays matchmaker for his niece, Catherine Boyd (Meg Ryan), a beautiful and intelligent Princeton University mathematics doctoral candidate, and an amiable garage mechanic, Ed Walters (Tim Robbins). Einstein, portrayed as a fun loving genius, along with his three friends Nathan, Kurt, and Boris, sees in Ed someone who would be better suited for Catherine, and they attempt to help Ed look and sound more like a scientist.
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Director: Fred Schepisi
Producer: Carol Baum
Writer: Andy Breckman
Music: Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematographer: Ian Baker
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Release date: 25 December 1994
Time: 100 min.
Tim Robbins as Ed Walters, Meg Ryan as Catherine Boyd, Walter Matthau as Albert Einstein and others...
The close-ups of Ed Walters manipulating the wooden puzzles feature the hands of enigmatologist John Chaneski.
When Albert Einstein describes his work with Ed Walters as 'attraction at a distance,' this is a play on Einstein's well-known work on what he termed 'action-at-a-distance.'