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The Nutty Professor
Lewis' best-known film. Lewis plays a timid professor who uncovers a secret formula that unleashes his sleazy, Dean Martin-like personality, Buddy Love. The Jekyll-and-Hyde story is funny, with some raw, uncomfortable scenes with Lewis as Buddy; but in the end he learns to accept that he has both a good and dark side. Hilarious, engaging and quietly amazing. I give it a 4/5.
The Nutty Professor
I give this movie five stars I think this movie is an American classic. Jerry Lewis is a comic genus just absolutely brilliant.
- Mrs. Debra Reeves
This movie by Jerry Lewis is so great - what great way to help you have a better day when you're feeling down. He sure can make you laugh.
Jerry Lewis' Best
- Big Ren
A contemporary comedy movie fan might find this type of humor much too subtle, slapstick or just completely miss the clever hilarity altogether. The Les Brown and His Band of Renown soundtrack and the bands appearance in the movie are simply superb. Great music that never goes out of style. Ernest T. Bass (Howard Morris) is a hoot as Mr. Kelp, Sr. along with other actors that became common faces after this movie. After being anesthetized by most of today's movie comedy, it may be necessary to watch this movie more than once to enjoy its full flavor.
Dated and very much an acquired taste
Jerry Lewis is, as TCM notes in the main article, an acquired taste. This movie is no exception, since he plays the buck-toothed nerd (rather over-the-top, as is his wont) once again. This one smells of an aggressive narcissism, difficult to put one's finger on, but it's there. Lewis plays two characters, directed the movie, and was responsible for so many of its details that one has to think that he thought of it as his masterpiece.Now...that is funny.
IT DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS.JERRY LEWIS SET THE TREND FOR OTHERS TO FOLLOW IN THIS FILM.I HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED WATCHING IT.