All of Me (1984)



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On her deathbed, mean-spirited millionairess Lily Tomlin has her will amended so that her soul will pass into the body of young, healthy Victoria Tennant. Thanks to a mix-up in transmutation, Tomlin winds up instead trapped in the body of upright (and uptight) attorney Steve Martin. The plot involves the fragility of male-female relationships, the importance of making commitments, and the antics of goofy guru Richard Libertini. As ridiculous as it sounds, All of Me is completely credible, thanks to Steve Martin's remarkable "body language" when conveying the notion that he's two different people with two different sets of emotions and gestures. Though the circumstances of the plot won't allow Martin to connect with the lovely Tennant, in real life things were different: the two costars were married shortly after filming wrapped. Phil Alden Robinson and Henry Olek adapted the script from Ed Davis' novel Me Too.
PG (adult situations/language)
Comedy , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Steve Martin
as Roger Cobb
Lily Tomlin
as Edwina Cutwater
Victoria Tennant
as Terry Hoskins
Gailard Sartain
as Fulton Norris
Richard Libertini
as Prahka Lasa
Nan Martin
as Divorce Lawyer
Dana Elcar
as Burton Schuyler
Jason Bernard
as Tyrone Wattell
Michael Ensign
as Mr. Mifflin
Eric Christmas
as Fred Hoskins
Basil Hoffman
as Court Clerk
Madolyn Smith Osborne
as Peggy Schuyler
Neva Patterson
as Gretchen
Marilyn Tokuda
as Receptionist
David Byrd
as Minister
Peggy Feury
as Dr. Betty Ahrens
Neil Elliot
as Cabbie
Jim Welch
as James Welch IV
Nick Shields
as Hard Hat
Stu Black
as Police Officer
Bill Saito
as Security Guard
Neil Elliott
as Cabbie
Jillian Scott
as Courtroom Spectator
Judy Nagy
as Nurse
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All Critics (35) | Top Critics (7)

Martin vaults to the top of the class with his brazen, precise performance. This one goes in the time capsule.

Full Review… | February 2, 2009
TIME Magazine
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Patently ridiculous, but acceptable because of the charm of the characters.

Full Review… | February 2, 2009
Top Critic

Martin is his usual combination of flat cynicism and crazed childishness, indulging in some inspired Jerry Lewis-like clowning with his arms and legs hopelessly out of synch.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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It scores a lot of points by speculating on the ways in which a man and a woman could learn to coexist in such close quarters. Against all the odds, a certain tenderness and sweetness develops by the end of the film.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Mr. Martin's astonishing performance is the film's most conspicuous asset, but the entire cast is good.

August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Martin has become a superb physical comic, and Tomlin brings some unexpected warmth to a cruelly written part. A manic fuzziness takes over in the last reel and spoils some of the pleasure, but it's still a sympathetic effort.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Reader
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The overall plot and sentiment in this film is wonderful, funny, and warm. It would have been a great film if it weren't filled with bodily/bathroom/gross out humor. With that added in like cheese on a pizza, it feels just ridiculous and cliched and slightly annoying at times. I was disappointed.

Aj V
Aj V

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Steve Martin's teamed with Lily Tomlin in this enjoyable Carl Reiner comedy about a lawyer given a chance to prove his meddle by settling the affairs of a dying and bitter heiress. Altho Tomlin's not given much to work with she does okay with what she gets, and then here is perhaps Martin's finest performance in film.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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Pretty cheesy at times, but it did make me laugh out loud at times. This is when Steve Martin actually meant something to me.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

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