Young Einstein [DVD] [1988]

  • SKU: 6974465
  • Release Date: 02/15/2005
  • Rating: PG
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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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 6)

    Special Features


    • Theatrical trailer
    • Languages: English & Français (Dubbed in Quebec)
    • Subtitles: English, Français & Español
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Young Einstein
    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. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Yahoo Serious
      Yahoo Serious - Albert Einstein
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      Odile Le Clezio - Marie Curie
    • John Howard
      John Howard - Preston Preston
    • Image coming soon
      Pee Wee Wilson - Mr. Einstein
    • Image coming soon
      Su Cruickshank - Mrs. Einstein



    Customer rating

    4.2
    84%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Silliness!

      Posted
      Anonymous

      It has been around 15 years since I have seen this movie but remembered that it was so cute, funny, and ridiculous. This movie is just plain fun. It is historically inaccurate and some of the science is just off; however, that really wasn't the point. If you like movies that are silly, slightly off, but not smutty, this is a great movie. It has a lot of quirky parts and hasn't lost its charm even after all these years. I think every one will find something to laugh at with this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A smart, whimsical comedy

      Posted
      Choppereed
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      I found "Young Einstein" to be so side-splittingly funny, I almost died laughing. I think that this movie should be required viewing for all physicists.The scene with the cats in the pie is possibly the #1 or #2 absolute funniest scene in all of movie history, way up there with the best of the Marx Bros, Monty Python, early Woody Allen, Charlie Chaplin, etc.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Yahoo Serious?!

      Posted
      kevman79

      I always thought the funniest thing about this film was that the lead actor's name is 'Yahoo Serious.' That should probably give you a good idea as to the quality of this movie. The dvd is widescreen, for those 10 or 15 people in the United States that bothered to see this thing.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

      Posted
      Shutterbug
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      This is a movie that I really enjoyed when I was growing up. I was pleased to find that Best Buy had it available online. It's a pretty funny movie and the soundtrack that goes with it is pretty good too.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A fun movie for all ages.

      Posted
      theaterguy1
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      I grew up loving this movie. It is so fun and I recommend it for everyone.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      clasic

      Posted
      bill369

      can't go wrong, its a clasic, and still very funny

      I would recommend this to a friend



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