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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
0 out of 5
5 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
5 out of 5
0 out of 5

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

3 stars

I think this was actually pretty funny on a guilty pleasure sort of level, it's like a crazy diet pill gone wrong. Eddie Murphy depicts a very stereotypical version of fat and skinny people, but it's really funny to watch at times. The family scenes were funny mainly due to the fact that it's so weird seeing him as 5 different people. The overall message is kind've sad and unrealistic, especially by today's standards.

- ythelastman89, Tuesday, May 18, 2010

1 star

oh look, its Eddie Murphy in a fat suit! Why doesn?t he just become fat and have done with it, it would save him a lot of time!

- SirPant, Thursday, September 24, 2009

3 stars

Nutty? You can say that again.

- dreamfaeries, Saturday, August 22, 2009