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Mixed Nuts may provoke strong allergic reactions in all but the most undemanding filmgoers -- and the most forgiving Steve Martin fans.
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| Top Critics (7)
| Fresh (3)
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| DVD (3)
Director/co-scripter Nora Ephron pitches the humor at a cacophonous level and displays the comedic equivalent of two left feet in evolving an absurdist, slapstick yarn.
Ephron's timing and sensitivity have deserted her, leaving behind only the sentimentality.
A title song incorporating the names of nut varieties is only one of the film's desperate ploys.
Every character shines with such dazzling intensity and such inexhaustible comic invention that the movie becomes tiresome, like too many clowns.
Is there anything more excruciating than failed farce?
Even fans of Nora Ephron knew well enough to stay home and roast chestnuts on an open fire instead.
Even for a Christmas comedy, it's blasphemous -- delightfully so.
A relentlessly hectic, poorly structured farce that falls embarrassingly flat.
The beginning of Steve Martin's non-funny comedies. Ephron should know better as well.
Martin's comedic talents show no signs of life in this truly abysmal adaptation of a superior French farce...
A dreadful, dreary would-be dark comedy.
From Nora Ephron comes the kooky Christmas comedy Mixed Nuts. Starring Steve Martin, Rita Wilson, Juliette Lewis, and Adam Sandler, the film has a great cast. But the characters aren't that interesting; their just eccentric weirdos that're all doing their own separate things and they don't really work well together. And, the story too is all over the place, with things just happening randomly without any lead up. Festively chaotic, Mixed Nuts delivers a few laughs but is too uneven and lacks focus.
Although the movie itself was a little weird, I really enjoyed the whole cast. Enjoyable!
Adorable, with Martin, Kahn, and Wilson giving great performances, and a strange cameo from Adam Sandler.
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