A movie for everyone who helped make FORREST GUMP the most beloved anti-intellectual tract in recent memory. This cloying retread of moron-to-mastermind fable CHARLY by way of POWDER is decidedly a la mode
: In the '60s it took science to get those atrophied brain cells
crackling; in the '90s it's a mystery
. Amiable country sweathog George Malley (John Travolta) is just shuffling along one night, minding his own potatoes, when a blinding light comes out of the sky and knocks him on his (surprisingly chunky) keister. Next thing he knows, he's mastering
conversational Portuguese in 20 minutes and breaking top-secret military codes in what's left of the h...