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PG-13| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
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: Eddie Murphy , Jada Pinkett , James Coburn , Larry Miller , Dave Chappelle , John Ales , Patricia Wilson , Jamal Mixon

Director: Tom Shadyac

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Universal Pictures

The Nutty Professor (1996)

Release Date: June 28th, 1996|1 hr. 35 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Eddie Murphy is funny again. Sadly, he lacks the guts to follow through on the cathartic self-satire that gives the film its distinction. show more

  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Murphy is wonderful -- I wouldn't begrudge him an Oscar nomination -- but The Nutty Professor is a mess. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    But it does mine Murphy's gifts, and the payoff is both nutty and funny. Sometimes even touching, too. [28Jun1996 Pg.01.D] show more

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