It sounded real promising. It’s the early 1950s at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton. Meg Ryan is the niece of Albert Einstein. Tim Robbins is an auto mechanic. To win her hand, he pretends to be a sort of natural physics genius, helped along by Albert (Walter Matthau, who hardly needs much makeup to look like Einstein) and his friends, including real characters like Kurt Gödel. But it all gets too ridiculous before long, and way too predictable.