The Nutty Professor Poster

Release Date: 1996

DVD Release Date: January 20th, 1998

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 Smith, James Coburn, Larry Miller, Dave Chappelle, John Ales, Patricia Wilson, Jamal Mixon

Director: Tom Shadyac

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Imagine Entertainment

Keywords: Love, 1990s, Hilarious, Underdog, Hotel, Love interest

Ratings & Reviews

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  • And the movie succeeds in two different ways: It's sweet and good-hearted, and then again it's raucous slapstick and bathroom humor. I liked both parts. show more

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

  • 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

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Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
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British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
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