Monday, October 6, 2008

Flash of Genius - Movie Review

About the only thing that looks interesting movie-wise is Flash of Genius and it turns out it's a pretty good movie. (Interestingly enough, the previews before the movie were of similar, positive and uplifting type movies. A trend? Or just a marketing ploy?) The story Robert Kearns and his invention of the intermittent windshield wiper and his later legal battle with Ford over patent violations, it's a classic David vs. Goliath kind of story. I don't think I'm giving much away if I tell you it the ending is expected and not at all disappointing. Greg Kinnear does a good job portraying an ordinary person with an extraordinary drive and the supporting cast is equally good.

No, maybe not a must-see-at-a-theatre kind of thing - a perfectly good DVD rental though, and it'll do until bigger things come along.

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