The Nutty Professor

5.71 h 35 min1996X-RayPG-13
Grossly overweight yet good-hearted professor Sherman Klump takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love.
Tom Shadyac
Eddie MurphyJada Pinkett SmithJada Pinkett
Science FictionComedyKidsRomance
English [CC]
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James CoburnLarry MillerDave ChappelleJohn AlesPatricia WilsonJamal Mixon
Brian GrazerRussell Simmons
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4.6 out of 5 stars

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joel wingReviewed in the United States on November 8, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
One of Eddie Murphy's most memorable roles
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In Coming To America Eddie Murphy played a few side roles. In Nutty Professor he went all in starting off with portraying Richard Simmons. He then plays Professor Clump and his entire family of five other characters. The film itself is a remake of the Jerry Lewis comedy where Clump who is overweight discovers a serum that makes him skinny. That changes his entire personality.

There are plenty of memorable parts from Murphy thinking he’s King Kong to getting into it with a very young Dave Chappelle at a comedy club to having to taking Jada Pinkett Smith to dinner where his family starts talking about having relations with women. It’s really one of Murphy’s most memorable roles.
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Paul F. GeroReviewed in the United States on August 3, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Eddie Murphy is at his best when he is creating characters
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This movie still holds up all the years later because of the strength of Eddie Murphy's characters (rude and crude that they are -- but they are hysterical).

The amount of make up work done to create the Klump family members is awe-inspiring, but Murphy brings them to life so much so that you forget it's him. Granny is worthy of an Oscar just by herself.

This movie would probably never be made in such a fragile time as now, but it's great to know that it was made and showed us the incredible gift of comedy by Murphy.
JaronReviewed in the United States on January 23, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
... came out 22 years ago and it’s still as funny as I remember it
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This movie came out 22 years ago and it’s still as funny as I remember it. They did such an amazing job with upscaling this movie to the new Blu-ray format. The picture is definitely crystal clear and I can see every detail of the actors, and everything in between. This is a must have Blu-ray and I’d recommend this to any fan of The Nutty Professor as it is definitely worth it.
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StraubingReviewed in the United States on November 25, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Fabulous fun
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even though the film ridicules big people, it still has some poignant scenes, but viewer should keep in mind it is comedy, after all, and anyone/everyone can be a target.
SasquatchNunuReviewed in the United States on February 11, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Hercules! Hercules! Hercules!
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Classic, if you haven't seen, please do it's one of those comedies where your milk is coming out your nose because your laughing so damn hard.
"Ladies and Gentleman Reggie has left the building."
"It's your teeth Reggie I don't know wether to smile or kick a field goal.. Reggie, it's good it's all good!"
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CHReviewed in the United States on April 22, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
This guy is nutty.
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Damn. Wish I could get that serum. This Klump guy is crazy and his family is nutty buddy.
Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on March 18, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
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I ordered this through prime video. Very convenient. It will always be in my library of videos. It's a 90's comedy, will never get old. A classic!! I even had my son watch it. He enjoyed it a lot.
Lori G.Reviewed in the United States on August 29, 2005
5.0 out of 5 stars
Funny remake
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If you enjoyed the original "Nutty Professor" (starring Jerry Lewis) and love Eddie Murphy's humor; this movie must be added to your DVD collection. Slight changes in movie, but, premise is the same - kind-hearted, intelligent man with lot to offer is unable to see past his obesity to realize/believe that he can have someone in his life. Eddie Murphy's ability to play different characters shows through just as brilliant as in "Coming to America". If you love SNL type humor and Eddie Murphy's hysterical behavior/laughter you will love this movie. I play it everytime I need some good belly-laughs.
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