All of Me



A lewd, loveable comedy for teens and up.
  • Review Date: April 11, 2005
  • Rated: PG
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Year: 1984
  • Running Time: 93 minutes

What parents need to know

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Plenty of talk about having sex; a few near-sex situations.


Occasional, mild sexually themed language.

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is good, lighthearted family entertainment, but some goofy sexual situations and mildly off-color language make it questionable for younger kids. For older kids and teens, there's nothing here situation-wise that they can't handle.

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What's the story?

Because she can't take it with her, millionaire Edwina Cutwater (Lily Tomlin) is coming back for it. Having willed her entire fortune to lovely Terry (Victoria Tennant), the stable man's daughter, whose body her soul is going to be transplanted into, the ailing spinster dies happy. A slip-up occurs, though, and Edwina ends up controlling the right side of unsuspecting lawyer Roger Cobb's (Steve Martin) body. The situation loses Cobb his girlfriend, his job, and his sunglasses, but wouldn't you know it? Existing together in such close quarters, the two start to grow on each other like moss on a tree trunk. Together they work out a plan to get Terry's soul out of her body so Edwina can claim it and give Cobb back what he discovers he's been missing all along: his individuality.

Is it any good?


Fans of Steve Martin and slapstick director Carl Reiner -- who teamed up on The Jerk and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid -- know what they're in for with ALL OF ME: fake orgasms, pee-pee jokes, and a nutty guru who flushes the toilet every time the phone rings. The direction here lacks panache, the music is awful, and Victoria Tennant -- Steve Martin's future ex-wife -- has as much screen presence as a cardboard cutout of Victoria Tennant, but that's all part of the fun. The movie's lame, but it makes you laugh in the way that only lame movies can.

Steve Martin, whose comic genius is sometimes muffled by outrageously bad material (My Blue Heaven, anyone?), does a commendable job of looking like a puppet controlled by two separate string-pullers. The gag wears thin after a while, and the movie lapses at times, but the characters -- even Lily Tomlin's -- endear themselves to you after a while, and the plot has just enough complexity to it to keep it interesting. So sit back, put your feet up, and allow yourself the guilty pleasure of laughing. Or if you're not a lover of the screwball comedy genre, watch it with a couple of kids between the ages of 13 and 16; they'll supply the laugh track.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how they want to be remembered when they die, or have fun playing a game asking whose body they'd want to be transferred into if they died.

Movie details

Theatrical release date:April 11, 1984
DVD release date:February 2, 1999
Cast:Lily Tomlin, Steve Martin, Victoria Tennant
Director:Carl Reiner
Topics:Monsters, ghosts, and vampires
Run time:93 minutes
MPAA rating:PG
MPAA explanation:sexual innuendo and racy comedy.

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Adult Written byAndr3yutzaa February 24, 2009

I cried! I laughed

i'm still thinking
Parent of a 12 year old Written bylittleone522 January 24, 2011

Proof-watch movie first if your child is under 14

This movie is a classic for older veiwers but I don't feel it is appropriate for children. There is mild language use but the sexual content in this movie is not for young viewers. There is no nudity, however, the talk of sex is throughout this movie and some sexual scenes are very inappropriate. I would say this movie is "On" for 14 and should be proof-viewed by parents before age 14 if sexual content is a concern.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Great messages
Parent of a 7 and 9 year old Written bysmirkey1 August 30, 2010

Dated but funny... not for kids

I loved this movie when it came out and still say some of the lines all the time ("Good plan!" "Back in bowl!") So I rented it to show my kids. I was glad I checked on here before showing them. I'm just watching it on my own, and am surprised at how dated it is and also how "racy" it is. Talk of faking orgasms, affairs, some swearing. Glad I didnt show my 9 and 7 year olds.


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