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All of Me

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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

Positive messages
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Violence
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Sex

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

Language

Occasional, mild sexually themed language.

Consumerism
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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?

QUALITY

The movie's rather lame, but it makes you laugh in the way that only lame movies can. 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.

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
Studio:Trimark
Genre:Drama
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
Adult Written byspencerh April 28, 2015

One of Steve Martin's Very Best-But most definitely not for younger children

Steve Martin is one of the most endearing comedic actors of the silver screen. With huge hits like "The Jerk", "Planes, Trains and Automobiles", "Roxanne", 'Parenthood", and the "Father of the Bride" remake series, he proves to be such a likeable star for many generations. This early movie career winner for Martin proves just how great and likeable an actor he really is. It has a great story, and solid direction by Carl Reiner, and Martin and Lily Tomlin have some of the most fantastic screen chemistry ever. That being said the movie despite its PG rating (remember this was made in 1984, when the PG-13 rating had just come out, so some movies still got rated PG when they should have been PG-13, or even arguably rated R), is not a good choice for anyone under the age of 13, and even for age 13 its still sort of iffy. As aforementioned you will hear a woman literally pretend to fake her orgasms during one scene, there are two scenes with Steve Martin and Victoria Tennant having sex (no nudity, nor graphic,), and even though the movie tries to pass both of those off as humorous they are very inappropriate for children. As far as profanity goes, there's really nothing on that level that doesn't push the PG limit, standard hells, damns, 1 or 2 sh--s, son of a bitch, Jesus, etc... But there is also a lot of sparing sexual language like slut, whore, etc... there is also talk of a man cheating on his wife, and getting a hard-on. So yes parents definitely need to re-watch this classic comedy before allowing any child to view it. I recently showed it to a couple friends who are offended by strong sexual content, and I fast forwarded the scenes with Madolyn Smith pretending to fake her orgasms, as well as the two sex scenes with Martin and Tennant, and they were totally fine with the movie. If you want to show it to someone 13 and up, and if you just fast forward out those three scenes, it's pretty acceptable for teenagers. Definitely view it first to know when those scenes come up so you can fast forward. Other than those aforementioned scenes this is your typical PG-13 rated comedy. In any event this is Steve Martin's comedic persona at its very best, and fans of his whether young or old, should definitely not miss this treasure lined up with his incredible body of work. So rent/buy it, watch it first, then show it to the kids and skip over a few scenes and you are sure to enjoy the show. There's a lot of big laughs in this movie, it's a lot of fun and you are sure to laugh a lot.
What other families should know
Too much sex

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