Tom Shadyac (Liar Liar) directed Eddie Murphy in his raucous and inventive "comeback" film, a loose remake of the 1963 Jerry Lewis original. Murphy puts on full-body makeup to play Sherman Klump, a grossly fat college chemistry professor who creates a drug that releases the skinny person within. As in the original (when Lewis morphed into a caricature of former partner Dean Martin) the thin scenes are the most interesting, as the thrill of being handsome turns this sweet schlep into a club-crawling creep named Buddy Love. Jada Pinkett is the dream girl who loves Klump for himself, even after the potion wears off. Apart from some juicy fart jokes, a virtual trumpet concerto that erupts during a virtuoso family dinner scene (in which Murphy plays several roles), the humor is fairly gentle--although young children may find the presto-chango makeup effects alarming. For an effective, flat-out horror treatment of a similar theme, try the Stephen King adaptation Thinner. --David Chute --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Eddie Murphy is definitely one of the undisputed kings of comedy. He's so hilarious. He's definitely phenomenal. THE NUTTY PROFESSOR really is a good movie. Read morePublished on July 8 2004
This is Eddie at his best. I love the dinner scene and club scene. You can't help but to laugh at the family and feel sympathetic for Sherman in his battle to loose weight; later... Read morePublished on June 29 2004 by C. BULLARD
Eddie Murphy revived his sagging career with this movie. Before The Nutty Professor (NP), he had made a long series of duds. Read morePublished on June 14 2004 by J
Th nutty professer is based off of anthor movie. Eddie Murpjhy does this alot just like dr. dolittle. there were some sick parts that were not nesssicary though. Read morePublished on July 22 2003
Me and my family love this movie. It is about a 400 pound fat man named Sherman Klump(Eddie Murphy) that is fond over this science teacher named Carla Purty(Jada Pinkett). Read morePublished on June 24 2003
this movie demonstrates how exceptionaly talented Eddie Murphy is as a comedian!!he impersonates 6 characters!!!!I dont buy any comedy movies but this one is an exception!! Read morePublished on June 4 2003 by Armand Herpe
Nutty Professor is one of the most funniest comedies of the mid 1990's and Eddie Murphy played about 7 characters throughout the movie and he even played the aerobics guy for which... Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2003 by Darian Dennison