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The Nutty Professor
What does he become? What kind of monster?
Jerry Lewis directed, co-wrote and starred in this riotously funny movie that set a new standard for screen comedy and inspired the hit remake. Lewis plays a timid, nearsighted chemistry teacher who discovers a magical potion that can transform him into a suave and handsome Romeo. The Jekyll and Hyde game works well enough until the concoction starts to wear off at the most embarrassing times.
Between Late Registration and Graduation-era Yeezy
Along with LOST HIGHWAY, one of the great horror movies about psychic fugue states.
My thoughts on Jerry Lewis as expressed by this exchange from Ghostbusters:
Peter: "So I guess they just don't make 'em like they used to..."
Ray: "No! No one ever made them like this! He was either a certified genius or an authentic wacko!"
Lewis' total control of his body and timing reaches beyond the veneer of his own performance. Prof. Kelp's first encounter in Dr. Warfield's office wrings gut laughs purely out of facial tics and expressions. Same with the squeaky shoes gag. The mastery of physical form extends to the elegant movements of his camera (ex: the beautiful glide into the club from Buddy's POV), the splashy secondary colors of Kelp's lab & Buddy's leisure suits, and the playful…
"Now watch, baby. Every move a picture."
When I'm not laughing I'm generally in awe of either the bizarre parallel universe this takes place in, the surprisingly expressive filmmaking on display (colors! Specifically, purples!), or the climactic speech from Jerry Lewis, a masterpiece of unearned sentiment. Like his fellow Jerries Seinfeld or Falwell, Lewis just doesn't do sincerity very well, which also gives his portrayal of the smarmy Buddy Love an added mmph of fascinating autobiography.
MVP goes to Howard Morris, God bless him.
"You might as well like yourself. Just think about all the time you're gonna have to spend with you."
There are those who have seen the re-make and those that have seen the original. Let me tell you, if you have to choose between the two, definitely watch the Jerry Lewis version. The story moves along at a perfect, comedic pace without sacrificing story. While watching, one finds Professor Kelp's rosebud. The incredible thing is, it's found in a way that doesn't distract the viewer from the consistent comedy. The movie is well made, quirky and has a sort of "rat-ta-tat" kitschy feel to it, as many 50s and 60s comedies do.
Para alguien que creció sabiendo de la versión con Eddie Murphy y su secuela, puede ser algo peculiar visitar el filme original con Jerry Lewis tanto en la silla de director como en frente de la camara. No es nada raro conocer la versión mas reciente de una idea antes de luego ver en dónde se origino y normalmente ternima con la gran mayoría diciendo que el orginal es y siempre será mejor. ¿Es lo mismo en este caso? Lo justo sería analizar a la versión de Jerry Lewis por si sola, aunque la comparación sea quizás inevitable.
La historia sigue siendo la misma pero con ciertas diferencias que son debido a la época. Julius Kelp, interpretado por Lewis, es…
A real style meets performance monster. Fun from outter space, big time.
Maybe the best Jerry Lewis-movie or the best slapstick-movie at all - I don´t know. However, the most important question in the end will be, why do the students in the movie look like 40 years old people?
The greatest character introduction since Harry Lime's.
Excellent Dean Martin diss track.
Watching this is a work-out. It is some of Lewis's best comedic work (manic and crazy as it is) but boy-oh-boy does it hurt to watch.
This is the original and not the silly, stupid, crappy remake done by Eddie Murphy back in the 90's. The remarke is an actual insult to the genius of Jerry Lewis. Playing a dual role, Lewis is first a very nerdy and social outcast chemistry professor who first look to a gym to transform his look. However once his efforts produce nothing, he turn to his brain and science. He creates a formula that transform him into is second role, swinger ladies man Buddy Love. However he soon come to see that this easier change is also not what it's made up to be. In the end he realize that he can be himself and still get the girl or sort of.
A quirky family comedy starring Jerry Lewis.
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