Sunday, May 31, 2009
Run Time: 120 Minutes
Made In: 2008
Starring: Greg Kinnear & Lauren Graham
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 enraged inventor spent several decades attempting to collect on his patent, and mounting lawsuits that traveled all the way to the Supreme Court; he eventually collected over 30 million dollars for his obsession. Abraham co-authored the script with Scott Frank and Phillip Railsback, adapting an article by John Seabrook that originally appeared in The New Yorker. Dermot Mulroney plays Kinnear's best friend, with Lauren Graham rounding out the supporting cast.
This is a true story. My Hubby remembers reading about it in the paper. We live in the Detroit area. I can not say enough about this movie, it was so good. It was a very moving movie. I love true stories. This one had a little bit of a slow time to build the story but all in all very good. My Hubby fell asleep (like normal) but said he like what he did watch. I'm giving this movie 5 our of 5 stars.