The Nutty Professor (1996)
Average Rating: 5.9/10
Reviews Counted: 54
Fresh: 35 | Rotten: 19
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Average Rating: 6.8/10
Critic Reviews: 16
Fresh: 14 | Rotten: 2
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Average Rating: 2.9/5
User Ratings: 539,791
Eddie Murphy gives one of Jerry Lewis' best-remembered vehicles a 1990s overhaul in this hit comedy. Sherman Klump (Murphy) is a college professor and respected biochemistry researcher who is kind, considerate, and a genuinely nice guy. Sherman is also appallingly overweight; coupled with the fact that he's painfully shy and a bit clumsy, his romantic prospects are rather bleak. When Sherman finds himself working with a pretty graduate student, Carla Purty (Jada Pinkett), he falls in love and is
Jun 28, 1996 Wide
Jan 20, 1998
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[Murphy] is able to invest his Professor Klump with an endearing dignity, give his lounge lizard alter ego, Buddy Love, an alligator's bite and then go on from there to play Klump's grandma. Also his mother, father and brother.
This is good, seamless comedy.
This is a chance to see Murphy doing what he does best, and for that alone it's worth seeing.
Eddie Murphy is funny again. Sadly, he lacks the guts to follow through on the cathartic self-satire that gives the film its distinction.
There's bold work here from Murphy on grand scale of thespian commitment, yet the feature's sense of humor is more dreary than playful, killing the potential of the premise with a constant display of bad taste.
Murphy turns the dual roles of a meek academician and his smarmy alter ego, Buddy Love, into an excoriating exercise in self-disclosure.
Murphy finally revives his considerable comedic gifts for this crowd-pleaser.
Audience Reviews for The Nutty Professor
- Papa Klump: Oprah and Luther need to keep their asses one way, because I'm confused.
- Buddy Love: I heard of dreadlocks, but ****locks?
- Mama Klump: Don't nobody wanna hear your flatuance, Cletus Klump!
- Papa Klump: [farts]
- Buddy Love: It's showtime, everybody!
- Carla Purty: Some 'Buddy' is right.
- Mama Klump: Have you noticed that Sherman's been actin' kind of strange lately?
- Carla Purty: Sherman has definitely been acting strange lately.
- Mama Klump: I knew it! See, Cletus? I told you!
- Papa Klump: You really think I been l been listenin' to you? I ain't listenin' to you!
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