MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN blends the fantastic and the believable by using state-of-the-art special effects and has a good time with the social morays of contemporary sophisticates. In the film, Nick Holloway, a Wall-Street analyst, finds himself the victim of a high-tech lab accident which renders him invisible. When espionage agent Jenkins realizes what has happened, he immediately makes plans to capture Nick and use him as a secret weapon. From this point, Jenkins chases after Holloway and tries to put his evil plans in place. For the most part, Nick outsmarts his would-be captors. He discovers that if his girlfriend Alice applies makeup to his face, he can be seen. However, as he eats and drinks, the makeup around his mouth begins to deteriorate, leaving him looking very strange and eerie. Not wanting to divulge this funny movie, suffice to say that things work out quite well by movie’s end for Nick and Alice.
The film’s main detraction: several strong profanities are used, and fornication is implied. In his role as the invisible man, Chevy Chase gives a commendable performance. The special effects, too, are most intriguing and enjoyable.
(LL, S, B) Roughly 15 obscenities & 12 profanities; implied fornication; and, some semi-nudity with people in underclothing, although some biblical virtues are upheld.