All of Me

1984

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.

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Cast

Steve Martin
as Roger Cobb
Lily Tomlin
as Edwina Cutwater
Victoria Tennant
as Terry Hoskins
Madolyn Smith Osborne
as Peggy Schuyler
Richard Libertini
as Prahka Lasa
Dana Elcar
as Burton Schuyler
Jason Bernard
as Tyrone Wattell
Eric Christmas
as Fred Hoskins
Gailard Sartain
as Fulton Norris
Michael Ensign
as Mr. Mifflin
Peggy Feury
as Dr. Betty Ahrens
Nan Martin
as Divorce Lawyer
Basil Hoffman
as Court Clerk
Stu Black
as Police Officer
Marilyn Tokuda
as Receptionist
David Byrd
as Minister
Nick Shields
as Hard Hat
Bill Saito
as Security Guard
Jillian Scott
as Courtroom Spectator
Judy Nagy
as Nurse
Jim Welch
as James Welch IV
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Critic Reviews for All of Me

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.

Feb 2, 2009 | Full Review…

Patently ridiculous, but acceptable because of the charm of the characters.

Feb 2, 2009 | Full Review…
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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.

Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…

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.

Oct 23, 2004 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Mr. Martin's astonishing performance is the film's most conspicuous asset, but the entire cast is good.

Aug 30, 2004

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.

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for All of Me

½

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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½

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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½

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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½

The fourth and final collaboration between Director Carl Reiner and Steve Martin might also be their funniest, second only to "The Jerk". Martin play attorney Roger Cobb, who aspires to be made a partner in his law firm but can't give up his passions for playing jazz guitar, and therefore isn't taken seriously by his boss. He's sent to deal with dying eccentric (i.e. rich and weird) client Edwina (lily Tomlin), who's figured out some way to put her soul into her stable hand's daughter's (Victoria Tennant) body when she dies, unfortunately, the guru drops the bowl containing her soul out the window and it hits Cobb on the head as he's walking out the door. All this is of course just an excuse to set Martin loose with some of the best physical comedy of his career, as Edwina controls half his body while he retains the other half. The movie itself may not be very clever (physical comedy and clever rarely go hand-in-hand), but compared to "The Jerk", it's downwright understated. The interchanges between Tomlin and Martin are pretty entertaining, and transition between their inner dialogue (in Cobb's head) and Martin's outer manifestation of Edwina's personality is tightly choreographed. This is probably one of Steve Martin's best comedic performances in what is a very enjoyable movie.

Devon Bott
Devon Bott

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