Actor turned director Matthew Broderick takes a tragic episode from the memoirs of Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman -- the early death of his first wife, Arline -- and transforms it into dull and flavorless drama. Feynman (Broderick) and Arline Greenbaum
(Patricia Arquette) meet as teenagers and remain an item throughout his college and grad school years. Then, in 1941, two momentous events occur: Feynman is offered a job with the Manhattan Project, and Arline is diagnosed with what was then an incurable disease -- highly infectious tuberculosis.
That Feynman marries her anyway, against the well-intentioned advice of his family, is the stuff of terrifi...