A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Many fat jokes and racial epithets. Lots of nasty insults, flatulence jokes, and smutty double entendres.
Violence & Scariness
Buddy punches a lab assistant a few times.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Buddy picks up three tramps and takes him back to his apartment for a wild orgy. The next morning they're all shown sleeping together in his bed. References to penises, breasts, and oral sex.
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Lots of crude language for a PG-13
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this film has many sexual references, a torrent of profanity, nasty insults (including fat jokes and racial epithets), and a misguided obsession with flatulence. The anally-fixated script, which is packed with smutty double entendres and jokes about "colon cleansing," may delight twelve-year-old boys, but parents may well be horrified that this is what now passes for family entertainment in Hollywood. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
THE NUTTY PROFESSOR is a relentlessly tasteless star vehicle for Eddie Murphy, designed to let him show off his comic virtuosity. While his performances (and the Oscar-winning make-up effects) are technically impressive, the numerous scenes showing him portraying every member of his family at the dinner table are protracted and bring the plot to a dead stop.
The movie's major problem, however, is its torrent of profanity, nasty insults (including fat jokes and racial epithets), and its misguided obsession with flatulence. The anally-fixated script may delight twelve-year-old boys, but parents may well be horrified that this is what now passes for family entertainment in Hollywood. The sappy ending when Sherman says, "Life is not about how much you weigh, but being happy with yourself" is nothing more than a phony attempt at pathos to make up for the previous ninety minutes of raunchiness.
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