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      The Nutty Professor

      1996, Comedy, 1h 35m

      56 Reviews 250,000+ Ratings

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      The Nutty Professor falls back on juvenile humor eagerly and often, but Eddie Murphy's consistently funny work in dual roles means more for audiences to love. Read critic reviews

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      Brilliant and obese scientist Sherman Klump (Eddie Murphy) invents a miraculous weight-loss solution. After a date with chemistry student Carla Purty (Jada Pinkett) goes badly, a depressed Klump tries the solution on himself. Though he instantly loses 250 pounds, the side effects include a second personality: an obnoxiously self-assertive braggart who calls himself Buddy Love. Buddy proves to be more popular than Sherman, but his arrogance and bad behavior quickly spiral out of control.

      Cast & Crew

      Eddie Murphy
      James Coburn
      Larry Miller
      Dave Chappelle
      Patricia Wilson
      Jamal Mixon
      Karen Kehela Sherwood
      Jerry Lewis
      Mark Lipsky
      David Newman
      Julio Macat
      Don Zimmerman
      William A. Elliott
      Greg Papalia
      Kathryn Peters
      Ha Nguyen

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      • Oct 31, 2011
        At the time of release, I found this movie to be very funny because it created the modern day genre of one actor playing multiple roles. Eddie Murphy killed as every role and set the stage for other films like it such as the Tyler Perry films, etc.
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      • Oct 28, 2011
        Murphy does a admirable job in updating Jerry Lewis's 60's classic and he shows his exceptional talents by playing his entire family. However, sterotypical jokes and excessive and out of control bathroom humor drag this down. Smith is great as his love interest and Murphy makes you love SHerman Klump but vulgar humor overshadows this.
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      • Oct 16, 2011
        The Nutty Professor is along with Bowfinger, one of Eddie Murphy's last funny comedies. The idea is good, and I enjoyed the comedic elements of the film. Of all the films that Eddie Murphy has starred in, The Nutty Professor is one of his funniest. Sure the film isn't perfect, but there are plenty of good laughs here to entertain the audience. I'm not the biggest Eddie Murphy fan, but I enjoyed this film, and I thought it had some great moments where the film was very well done. The Nutty Professor is a good comedy, and somewhat underrated. However, if you enjoy Eddie Murphy, give this one a shot, The Nutty Professor is one of his last funny roles, and he really does bring on good laughs with his antics in this film. The Nutty Professor has a good cast starring opposite Murphy, and the film boasts another comedic talent, Dave Chappelle. The film works well enough to be an entertaining hour and a half and despite the fact that it's not a comedic masterpiece, the film still has plenty of laughs going for it, and is much better than the second. This is one of Eddie Murphy's last good film roles along with Bowfinger afterwards he really started to make unfunny films that just insulted the intelligence and were a waste of time. Luckily looking back at this film, you realize that Eddie Murphy was once very funny and capable at delivering something unique on-screen. Now, he's totally irrelevant and unfunny. The Nutty Professor may not be the best comedy, but it definitely is worth watching and is pretty funny for what it is.
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      • Oct 09, 2011
        funny movie.. i liked this
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