The Nutty Professor (1963)

“Kelp, it’s human nature. Kelp, people just don’t like teachers blowing up their kids!” – Dr. Hamius R. Warfield

Number of Times Seen – 1 (29 Jun 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A chemistry professor creates a potion that transforms him into a suave womanizer.

My Take on it – Great idea that comes across so poorly.

Jerry Lewis is amazing in the dual role despite the fact that neither character is likable in any way.

His antics are quite over the top and humorous despite going a it too far with them in almost every instance.

The antics that he plays in both of these roles comes across a bit too juvenile for its own good and that takes away from things too much.

The remake decades later with Eddie Murphy is much more entertaining to watch especially given the way that they portray the main character in a very different way.

The story is told in a silly way and that unfortunately doesn’t help make the story more enjoyable to watch.

The way that this movie portrays a more modern version of Jekyll/Hyde is great but it unfortunately hasn’t aged well at all in the almost 60 years since it was made.

Really liked the way they did the credits of the characters at the end because it’s quite unique since it feels more like the ending of a stage play instead of a theatrical released movie.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – It was widely believed at the time that the Nutty Professor’s sleazy alter ego, Buddy Love, was a satirical swipe at Jerry Lewis’ longtime partner, Dean Martin. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)


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