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Flash of Genius

Flash of Genius

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Director: Marc Abraham

Cast: Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Dermot Mulroney

Greg Kinnear stars in director Marc Abraham's man-against-the-system docudrama Flash of Genius as inventor Robert Kearns, the visionary who developed the modern intermittent windshield wiper. Kearns submitted the invention to each of the big three auto companies, each of which promptly rejected it; the companies then turned around and put the device to use. The

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Flash of Genius 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
kdwashburn More than 1 year ago
Greg Kinnear delivers what may be the performance of his lifetime in this true story. Kinnear portrays Robert Kearns, the inventor of the intermittent windshield wiper. Kearns's invention naturally caught the attention of Detroit's "Big 3," especially Ford. Assuming they could include Kearns's invention in their products, the car makers proceeded to do so, attempting to cut Kearns completely out of the process and profits. When Kearns takes legal action, Ford attempts to buy him off, but for Kearns the fight is about right and wrong, not riches. The conclusion, which includes a moving scene in which Kearns acts as lawyer and witness, is both satisfying and bittersweet. The story is told with emotional authenticity; Kearns's journey mirrors that of individuals who have faced similar battles. Kinnear is BRILLIANT in the role, believable at every moment. Why he's not mentioned as an Oscar contender for this role is a mystery. See one of 2008's best films that received far too little attention.
fabes More than 1 year ago
I found this quite interesting and at the same time, quite moving.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a Great Movie. My husband and I couldn't wait til it came out. We were disapointed that there were only a few people in the theater that we went to.
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