Young Einstein (1988)

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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 … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: David Roach, Yahoo Serious
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 15, 2005
Runtime:
Warner Home Video

Cast


as Albert Einstein

as Marie Curie

as Preston Preston

as Mr. Einstein

as Mrs. Einstein

as The Blonde

as Wilbur Wright

as The Brunette

as Manager

as Wolfgang Bavarian

as Rudy Bavarian

as Desk Clerk

as Bright Clerk

as Lecturer

as Freud's Mother

as Droving Student

as Prudish Student

as Chinese Student

as Lunatic Professor

as Ernest Rutherford

as Brian Asprin

as Gate Guard

as Scientist's Guard

as Cat Pie Cook

as Randy Student

as Crazed Lunatic

as Bavarian Band

as Mr. Curie

as Dog

as Mrs. Curie

as Dangerous Lunatics

as Charles Darwin

as Guglielmo Marconi

as Wilbur Wright

as Sigmund Freud

as Freud's Mother

as Thomas Edison

as African Lady

as Emotional Mother

as Baby Scientist

as Clark Gable

as Admiral Shackleton

as Darwin's Bodyguard

as Darwin's Bodyguard

as Darwin's Beagle

as Country Girl Fan

as Country Girl Fan

as Country Girl Fan

as Inventor Couple

as Aborignial Dancer

as Inventor Couple

as News Cameraman

as Country Yokel

as Asylum Guard

as Country Yokel

as Asylum Guard

as Lumiere Brothers

as Lumiere Brothers

as Preston Preston
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Critic Reviews for Young Einstein

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (10)

The movie runs out of -- excuse me again -- energy in the late going, and the invention of the humor is uneven. But Serious plays the title role with charm and lightness. His wild red hair makes Don King's look like a crewcut.

Full Review… | May 22, 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Considering the pre-opening buildup this film has had, it could turn out to be a bigger bomb than the one Einstein's theory anticipated.

Full Review… | May 21, 2013
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

The next Serious movie could well be something special.

Full Review… | May 21, 2013
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

It has the charm and advantage of a genuine visual style of its own, both laconic and witty, as well as a likably dopey plot and cast of characters.

Full Review… | May 21, 2013
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Einstein has a handsome period look, even when director of photography Jeff Darling is shooting the musical montages that periodically break up the action.

Full Review… | May 21, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Serious, a long-haired gangly clown, exhibits a brash and confident sense of humor, endearing personality, and a fondness for sight gags.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Audience Reviews for Young Einstein

½

Good photography and a few interesting moments doesn't make Young Einstein a nice picture to watch.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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½

This movie was hyped in 1988 more than "Jason Goes to Manhattan" ever was!

Yahoo Serious was a quirky Australian comic akin to Pee-Wee Hermann and Napoleon Dynamite. I wonder if he inspired Yahoo.com??

Regardless, he appears in a quiet little comedy about his exploits and inventions in the small town in which he lives. I liked the scene where they are planning to bake fluffy kittens into huge pies. There's a bit of a love story too. The music isn't too good. Yahoo's hair is red and punkish, like a modern-day Pippi Longstocking. It's worth checking out, but it didn't have me howling with laughter.

YosemiteSamFan
Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

Different to believe, Einstein invented not only relativity, but also the electric guitar and surfing, splitting the atom in his spare time.

deano
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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