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The Nutty Professor (1996)
« on: May 22, 2013, 10:45:25 pm »

The Nutty Professor was definitely a 'comeback' movie for Eddie Murphy at the time and he was fantastic in all the roles he performed. But it was his role as Sherman Klump that gave the movie its heart. His portrayal is so astounding that it's still one of my favorite performances of his. To be able to give a character sincerity and humility with flaws that everyone can related to just goes to show that when Eddie is on, he can be a great actor. Sure, I love his other movies, especially Beverly Hills Cop and Trading Places. But those movies really didn't showcase his acting when all he was doing was basically playing himself with the Volume turned to 11.

As for this movie, it still makes me laugh and there are plenty of scenes to pick and choose from. I've lost count how many times I have watched this one, but the jokes still work and it's still a joy to watch Eddie bring life to so many different characters. The Family scene alone is worth it. Funny stuff. Like Tom Shadyac's other movies (Liar, Liar and Bruce ALMIGHTY), be sure to stick around for the Blooper Reel / End Credits. This stuff is priceless and will have you busting a gut......just like Sherman. Highly recommend this as a Rent if you're looking for some hearty laughs.
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Re: The Nutty Professor (1996)
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2013, 10:45:53 pm »
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Re: The Nutty Professor (1996)
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2013, 11:00:44 pm »
Kinda miss the Tom Shydac style movie, it was very much a 90s thing.  I don't think you could do 'em today, I'm not sure why.

This was one of those movies that we... I don't want to say we watched it in school, but if we had to take the bus a long way, this was one of the videos they stuck in the VCR in the bus to keep us entertained, because this was before laptops and iPods (I always had a walkman with plenty of tapes, though).

Larry Miller keeps making me giggle in this movie, though.

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Re: The Nutty Professor (1996)
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2013, 11:03:17 pm »
Larry Miller is good in everything.
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Re: The Nutty Professor (1996)
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2013, 08:02:21 am »
I have a completely different perspective. I've been just so soured by Murphy's career selection. Maybe it was the combination of attempting a classic like Nutty Professor, but I just feel Murphy's later comedy is ill fitting for him. I think anybody could pretty much do this kind of Eddie Murphy comedy. No one could do his signature early comedy.

I just groan when I see comedian's like Murphy and Lawrence, do these silly family friendly flicks.

This is not only a skip for me, but pissed I spent anytime watching it.
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