What You Need To Know:
(Ro, LLL, VV, SS, A, D) Romantic worldview; 25 obscenities, 7 profanities & numerous words & vulgarities with sexual double entendres; moderate violence including punches & breaking hand; sexual innuendo & sex inferred; alcohol use; and, smoking
Replacing nerdiness with obesity as the physical feature of ridicule, THE NUTTY PROFESSOR is a remake of the 1963 Jerry Lewis comedy, which showcases the talents of Eddie Murphy as Professor Sherman Klump. Professor Klump is a brilliant University chemistry instructor and researcher. He is a kind-hearted soul with a voracious appetite resulting in obesity. Everything changes when Klump discovers a chemical formula that restructures the genetic DNA of the obese gene. Desperate to win the affection of Ms. Carla Purty, Klump uses himself as the guinea pig. The testosterone-loaded potion works, and Klump is transformed into the skinny Buddy Love. With his alter ego Love dominating, Klump is confident and in-control. He wins over Ms. Purty and proceeds to humiliate his humiliators.
THE NUTTY PROFESSOR is Eddie Murphy’s come-back movie. He plays seven different characters in all. The real star of the show however, is the make-up magic. Regrettably, what could have been wonderful entertainment, is marred by offensive material. One expects silly and gross in a PG-13 comedy, but the sexual references and inferences go beyond into the crude, and the audience should be forewarned. This is not family friendly like the original.