Young Einstein (1988)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Farce, Slapstick, Biopic [feature]  |   Release Date - Aug 4, 1989 (USA)  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - Australia  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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The life of legendary scientist Albert Einstein is re-imagined as a slapstick farce in this comic fantasy. Changing Einstein's country of origin from Germany to Tasmania, the film shows the scientist's eventful youth as he creates rock & roll and discovers the secret of splitting the beer atom. Director and star Yahoo Serious loads the film with slapstick comedy, absurd sight gags, and even sneaks in a romantic subplot in which Einstein courts Marie Curie. The film was a huge hit in its native Australia but a major box-office disappointment in the United States, where audiences largely ignored the display of nonstop silliness.

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scientist, beer, genius, inventor, theory, con/scam