Flash of Genius parents guide

Flash of Genius

Overall A-

Based on a true story, Flash of Genius recounts the experiences of Robert Kearns (played by Greg Kinnear), a college professor who invents an intermittent windshield wiper. Although he is unsuccessful at selling his patented technology, he soon discovers his work has been incorporated into new models of cars. Convinced he has been robbed of the credit and financial rewards of his work, he launches a lawsuit against the U.S. automotive industry.

Release date October 2, 2008

Violence B+
Sexual Content B+
Profanity C-
Substance Use C

Why is Flash of Genius rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Flash of Genius PG-13 for brief strong language.

Run Time: 119 minutes

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Why is Flash of Genius rated PG-13? Flash of Genius is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for brief strong language.

This story of a frustrated inventor received a PG-13 rating from the US MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America), likely because of its inclusion of one sexual expletive, repeated scatological and mild profanities, as well as repeated uses of terms of Deity as expletives. Other content is limited to some brief, mild sexual discussion between a husband and wife and a startling moment when the head from a cadaver is shown. A man steals a part from under the hood of a person’s car. Many secondary characters smoke cigarettes in this period film. Social drinking is also portrayed. A man suffers from a mental breakdown and is seen taking prescription medications.

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Flash of Genius
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG
Alberta PG Coarse Language.
Manitoba PG
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Language May Offend.
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Flash of Genius is directed by and stars Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Alan Alda.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Flash of Genius movie is February 17, 2009. Here are some details…

Flash of Genius blinks onto DVD with an audio commentary by director Marc Abraham, and deleted scenes (with an optional director’s commentary). The movie is presented in widescreen, with audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English and Spanish) and subtitles in English, French and Spanish.


Related home video titles:

Tucker: The Man and His Dream retells the true story of another inventor who hits major obstacles and lawsuits when he pits his unique car designs against Detroit’s Big Three auto manufacturers. In Something the Lord Made, a lab assistant struggles for recognition and racial equality as he works with a highly regarded doctor to open the medical frontier of cardiac surgery. (This made-for-TV movie is also based on a real account).