The Nutty Professor Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for The Nutty Professor the Movie

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Remake of the 1963 Jerry Lewis comedy stars Murphy as Professor Sherman Klump, a severely overweight but bright man whose heft gets in the way of his love life. He takes a swig of his own secret potion and is transformed into the slim and suave Buddy Love. Only the formula isn't perfect and seems to wear off at the worst possible times. After a string of bad movies, Murphy may have stumbled upon his own formula for a comeback by relinquishing creative control and concentrating on the comedy. Reminiscent of "Coming to America," Murphy plays eight different roles. The fat and fart jokes are plentiful and so are the laughs.

Distribution

Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 96 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Special FX Extravaganzas: Make-Up, Special FX Wizards: Rick Baker, Family Ties, Giants, Metamorphosis, Campus Capers, Top Grossing Films of 1996, Flatulence, Torn in Two (or More), Edibles
Screenplay
David Sheffield, Barry W. Blaustein, Steve Oedekerk, Tom Shadyac
Cast
Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn, Dave Chappelle
Cinematography
Julio Macat
Director
Tom Shadyac
Music
David Newman
Producer
Brian Grazer, Russell Simmons, Jerry Lewis, Mark Lipsky, Karen Kehela, Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures

Awards

Oscars 1996: Makeup; Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1996: Actor (Murphy).

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