Sherman! Sherman! Sherman!
Glen Vandervord | Alectown, NSW Australia | 02/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This 4 DVD collection, featuring Bowfinger, Life, and the 2 nutty professor movies, is definately a winner. Probably the 2 best DVDs in this collection are the Nutty Professor series, where Ediie Murphy plays most of the characters himself! In the Orginal Nutty professor, Sherman Klump (murphy), invents an elixir to become thin - it works, however, it massively increases his hormone activity, and he transforms from an overweight science professor to sex craved sweet talking Buddy Love. In the second Nutty Professor DVD, Buddy is at it again, this time, trying to break up the marriage of Shermans sweetheart, Denise, and otherwise cause general trouble for everyone. Both Of these movies are extremely funny, and gives 10 times the laughter that the orginal Jerry Lewis movie of the same name did. The other 2 movies take a bit of a backseat to the Nutty Professor movies however, but you'd still be hard done by to find better movies."Life" is a lurchingly sentimental prison comedy that's like a setup in search of a punchline. In 1932, Ray Gibson (Murphy), a Harlem hustler in silky duds, and Claude Banks, a novice bank teller with fussy parted hair, team up on a bootlegging run to Mississippi. The two don't pretend to like each other. They're from opposing schools of upward mobility: the outlaw and the assimilator. Both, however, owe money to the same mobster, and so they're forced to be partners. What they don't realize is that their partnership is doomed to last forever. They get wrongly accused for murder, and tossed to the Mississippip state prison.Bowfinger lets the sun beat down brilliantly on a tapped-out, chewed-up wreck of a producer-director, Bobby Bowfinger, as he hustles one last, big project that he bets will make him rich -- or else he'll fail for good. Bobby has been handed an awful script he believes in, called "Chubby Rain", about aliens who infiltrate Earth hidden in raindrops. Bobby Bowfinger is a loser; he's also a genius. A studio biggie agrees to greenlight the project contingent on Bowfinger's smoke-blowing promise to sign up Kit Ramsey (Murphy), a superhot action star who worships a crackpot New Age guru. Well, Bowfinger can't deliver, but so what? He shoots "Chubby Rain" guerrilla-style, snaring Ramsay without the celeb ever knowing the camera's rolling!All in all, a fantastic Movie Compilation, starring a very fummy man, makes for great viewing on a rainy weekend, or any other time."
I watched this not knowing the hook here.
JediMack | VALRICO, FL USA | 06/27/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When I found out what the hook was, while looking at the credits at the end, I had to watch it over again. I already had an extremely high opinion of EM's acting ability, but this was stunning to me. Not that i was stunned by the realization, I was starting to wonder, and he had done it before... stunned by his talent. Oh, and i liked this a lot better that the Jerry Lewis, frantic version."