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The Nutty Professor (1996)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi | 28 June 1996 (USA)
Grossly overweight yet good-hearted professor Sherman Klump takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love.

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Carla Purty (as Jada Pinkett)
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Ernie Klump Jr.
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Brilliant and obese scientist Sherman Klump invents a miraculous weight-loss solution. After a date with chemistry student Carla Purty 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. Written by Jwelch5742

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Inside Sherman Klump, a party animal is about to break out.

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Rated PG-13 for crude humor and sexual references | See all certifications »

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28 June 1996 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,400,000, 30 June 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$128,814,019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$273,961,019
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When Eddie Murphy was interviewed by Jay Leno on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) in 1996, Jay asked if he would appear in public as one of these characters. He said he went outside walking down the street as Sherman Klump and was getting odd looks from those seeing him. See more »

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Drummer clearly not playing along to music at the ball near the end. See more »

Quotes

Buddy Love: [making fun of Reggie's hair] Reggie, I heard of dreadlocks, but shitlocks? That ain't you hair, man. Take that pile of shit off your head.
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Bounce 2 This
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Murphy hilarious in all seven of his characters.
5 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

*** 1/2

Starring: Eddie Murphy (x 7), Jada Pinkett Smith, and Larry Miller.

An obese college professor starts to fall for a pretty teacher. He doesn't think that people will like him if he was fat, so he uses a weight-losing potion he created on himself. It works perfectly, and the professor is extremely thin. Now, people treat him differently than when he was fat. But he soon finds out that the "thin" side of him has a mind of its own and is looking to get rid of the "plump" side forever.

Murphy does excellent in all seven roles that are given to him. The scene(s) that really make it funny are the dinner ones. I will say that on a low note, Buddy is a little over the top.

I highly recommend it.


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