The Nutty Professor 1996 PG-13 CC

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Eddie Murphy gives "the performances" of his career - playing seven roles! - in this hilarious comedy about a genetics professor who experiments with his own fat-reducing serum.

Starring:
Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith
Runtime:
1 hour 36 minutes

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Genres Science Fiction, Romance, Comedy
Director Tom Shadyac
Starring Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith
Supporting actors James Coburn, Larry Miller, Dave Chappelle, John Ales, Patricia Wilson, Jamal Mixon, Nichole McAuley, Hamilton von Watts, Chao Li Chi, Tony Carlin, Quinn Duffy, Montell Jordan, Doug Williams, David Ramsey, Chaz Lamar Shepherd, Lisa Halpern, Mark McPherson, John Prosky
Studio NBC Universal
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Very funny movie.
Victor
One of my all-time favorite movies.
Gretchel
You'll laugh a lot at this movie.
Nancy L. McMannus

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By G. J Wiener on July 8, 2006
Format: VHS Tape
Totally awesome movie with jokes and sight gags galore. Eddie Murphy is one talented man playing all those roles of the Cletus family plus Buddy Love. A little crude yet but alot of laughing......gas!

Definitely pick this one up and pass on the sequel as that one overdoses on the fart jokes. This one uses a multi-joke formula all the way to success.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Chandra B. on November 18, 2005
Format: DVD
Eddie Murphy did a great job in The Nutty Professor with his role as Professor Sherman Klump/Buddy Love and also playing the entire Klump family. While watching scenes from the family dinners it is obvious what a great job Murphy did in this film. Each of the family members has their own personality and quarks that make the otherwise pointless dinners very enjoyable and fun to watch. The special effects and make-up used in this film are also amazing and they portrayed very real looking qualities.

Sherman Klump, a very bright professor who is also dealing with an obesity issue, finds himself falling for a colleague, Miss Carla Perdy. Klump is convinced that he doesn't have a chance with Carla because of his appearance. He believes that he needs to change himself in order to get Carla to appreciate him so he decides to try a formula, which he has been testing on hamsters, on himself. The formula is a DNA restructuring chemical and when it is ingested by Klump he drops 300 pounds immediately. This skinny, obnoxious and loud version of Professor Klump comes to be known as Buddy Love. Buddy is very critical of people, especially obese people, and he is determined to take over Klump's body and his life.

This movies main objective is to show that you should be happy with yourself. The jokes in this film were also carefully thought through so they wouldn't offend most viewers, especially overweight viewers. I found this movie to be more enjoyable than the original, starring Jerry Lewis, which has very few similarities with this version. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys a little comic relief.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steve VINE VOICE on November 22, 2008
Format: DVD
Right off the bat - Eddie Murphy deserved an Oscar for his performance in this movie. Robbing him for this extraordinary performance that I dare say no other actor in Hollywood today could've pulled off with such ease and brilliance is one of the Academy's biggest oversights. While he did win the National Society of Film Critics award, Murphy wasn't even nominated for the Oscar. Granted, the history of head-scratching moves by the Academy could fill pages; neglecting Murphy's work in this movie seems like one of the best examples of how comedy is largely ignored by the Academy.
As for the movie, The Nutty Professor is crudely funny and highly enjoyable. Murphy is the only reason to watch the movie since he is on screen nearly the entire time in one character or another, and he never disappoints in any of the roles he plays. The plot is largely superfluous because the real treat of the movie is watching Murphy vamp and carry-on as only this comedic superstar can. This movie is Eddie Murphy on steroids and that makes for one hugely entertaining romp. If you wish to see one of the most impressive performances in cinema, catch The Nutty Professor and simply marvel at Murphy. Eddie hasn't always chosen the best parts but this tour-de-force is simply stunning.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 5, 1999
Format: DVD
Eddy Murphy's remake is inspired genius. Without walking all over the indelible perfection of Jerry Lewis' original, Murphy recasts the nutty prof in 1990s terms and with technological advances. Two words: See it! Oh, yeah, don't forget to see the Jerry Lewis version. I give both 5 stars out of 5!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By MARTY E. MCINTOSH on June 2, 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
THE NUTTY PROFESSOR STARRING LEGENDARY STAND-UP COMEDIAN/ACTOR EDDIE MURPHY. HE SHOCKED YOU IN HIS 1982 STAND-UP LIVE CONCERT DELERIOUS. HE SURPRISED YOU IN HIS 1982 MOVIE 48 HOURS WITH NICK NOLTE. THEN HE TOOK IT TO THE SPEED LIMIT WITH EVERYBODIES FAVORTIE COMEDY COP AXL FOLEY BEVERLY HILLS COP. AND FINALY, HE BLEW UP TO 400 BOUND OF LOVE PLAYS SHERMAN KLUMP BUDDY LOVE AND HIS FAMILY IN... THE NUTTY PROFESSOR. A GREAT COMEDY GEM THIS ONE. GO BUY THIS DVD. THERE IS NOTHING LIKE FAMILY GETTIN TOGETHER HAVING A GOOD MEAL.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lori A. Galpeer on August 29, 2005
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If you enjoyed the original "Nutty Professor" (starring Jerry Lewis) and love Eddie Murphy's humor; this movie must be added to your DVD collection. Slight changes in movie, but, premise is the same - kind-hearted, intelligent man with lot to offer is unable to see past his obesity to realize/believe that he can have someone in his life. Eddie Murphy's ability to play different characters shows through just as brilliant as in "Coming to America". If you love SNL type humor and Eddie Murphy's hysterical behavior/laughter you will love this movie. I play it everytime I need some good belly-laughs.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Zack H. on January 30, 2005
Format: DVD
This film is hilarious.

A 400 pound man is tired of being overweight, so he decides to create a potion that, when consumed, turns him into a slim, attractive man.

Things get out of control as his new "alter ego" (the slim, attractive guy) tries to take over his body.

Eddie Murphy did a wonderful job playing over 8 roles that he was hired for. If you're ever bored, check this one out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jose Lopez on November 2, 2009
Format: DVD
I love this movie, it's absolutely funny and has a good morale to the story, on why people should accept people the way they are especially in an age where everybody is crazy about thin models.
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