The Nutty Professor

Movie review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Animated update of Jerry Lewis film is all about bullying.

PG 2008 76 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 18+

A beautiful coming of age movie

This film showcases the harsh childhood that this professor had, and why he became nutty, this was due to him being beaten by his pet cat after both his parents were killed by him at a science expo when he "accidentally" made a Molotov cocktail whilst experimenting, it lit up after it was struck by lightning and he accidentally threw it at his parents, sorry for the spoilers, back to the review, well this scientist goes to art school but is rejected, he then moves to germany; from Austria where he grew up, and joins the german workers party, ofcourse this is set in the 1890-1940's, where he works his way up and eventually becomes the leader of the party, which he has renamed the National Socialist German Workers' Party, Nazi for short, this is an incredibly original plot as who would have thought such an innocent boy would amount to so much, if you're looking for something to watch with your family, then this is the final solution

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 7+
- not for preschoolers!

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