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Nutty Professor


An obese scientist drops the pounds and his poor self-image when a secret formula turns him into a slender ladies man

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 13
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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5 out of 5
Positive messages
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A dumb, offensive movie--a good one to skip.

what 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.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the appeal of gross-out humor. They could also discuss the line between silly and offensive.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: the beginning of the end for Eddie Murphy

- Chris Cabin,, Monday, May 14, 2007


- Dragan Antulov,, Tuesday, July 6, 2010


- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

This really is Eddie Murphy doing what Eddie Murphy does best. A funny family film with a great underlying message that children really seem to pick up. Never really fancied the follow up dvd 'The Klumps' but I had forgotten how funny this film was.

- 76Majikat, Tuesday, August 12, 2008

3 stars

I really like this comedy. Eddie Murphy is on top form again and it even carries a heart warming message as well.

- Deano78, Sunday, July 1, 2007

3 stars

funny. eddie does like to dress up.

- thmtsang, Sunday, June 24, 2007