Flash of Genius
Greg Kinnear stars in “Flash of Genius” based on a true story. An inventor in Detroit comes up with a way to make the intermittent windshield wiper work. He takes out a patent, present his idea to the Ford Motor Company, and Ford goes ahead and basically steals it and puts it in cars without him. So the guy spends most of the following years trying to sue Ford and get his rightful share of the proceeds. It’s David versus Goliath to the nth degree. In the process of this fight, his family falls apart, he basically goes crazy, loses his job, and alienates most of the community. But, in the end, the kids understand their dad and all that he’s been through, and they rally around to help him. It’s a nice story, that like many true stories, you just couldn’t make up. Lauren Graham plays the patient yet put-upon wife.