I watched this movie a few nights ago and I keep thinking about it. It is a really, really good movie. It is the story of the man who invented the intermittent windshield wipers. Sounds pretty interesting doesn't it? Trust me, it is interesting. It stars Greg Kinnear, who I know most of us are pretty big fans of. He plays Dr. Bob Kearns, a university professor who invents the intermittent windshield wipers and takes the idea to Ford. I'm not going to say much more about the plot, I don't want to give it away. If you like movies where you root for the underdog, and you like courtroom dramas, you'll like this movie. Dr. Kearns is an interesting guy and Kinnear does a great job portraying him. It is amazing how something we all have in our vehicles and think nothing of, totally consumed one man's life. You'll like Dr. Kearns' kids too.
The movie is based on an article that was published in the New Yorker in the early 90's. I actually read the article when it came out. I was taking a creative writing class at the time and the New Yorker was our text book. It was pretty cool. We all had subscriptions and every week when the new one came out the professor picked out articles for us to read and write papers on and stuff. I love that magazine to this day. Anyway, trust me, this is a good movie and I highly recommend it. It is PG-13 and just came out on DVD a few weeks ago.