Films about geniuses are so numerous that they almost constitute their own genre.

One seems to pop up every few years, always with a few distinct markers. We usually see a brilliant character whose ideas are a little crazy, a couple of normal characters against whom the geniuss difference can be easily identified, and a Very Important Project that puts those crazy ideas to the test and ultimately validates the lead characters oddball

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http://www.movieline.com/2012/02/10/genius-films-about-genius-and-other-pretenders/

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