Brilliant and obese scientist Sherman Klump invents a miraculous weight-loss solution. After a date with chemistry student Carla Purty goes badly, a depressed Klump tries the solution on himself. Though he instantly loses 250 pounds, the side effects include a second personality: an obnoxiously self-assertive braggart who calls himself Buddy Love. Buddy proves to be more popular than Sherman, but his arrogance and bad behavior quickly spiral out of control.Written by
This is the first time Eddie Murphy remade a 1960s movie where the character was previously played by a Caucasian actor. Two years later, he was in Doctor Dolittle (1998) previously starring Rex Harrison. Both remakes had sequels. The originals didn't. See more »
When Carla runs out of the tent after the professor, the battery pack for her mic slides down her leg. See more »
During the credits, outtakes are shown. See more »
When Sherman Klump opens the drawer in his desk and reveals the secret compartment containing all the candy, there is a row of 'Snickers' bars on the top. In some T.V. versions, at least in the UK, the word 'Snickers' is digitally altered to 'Chocky'. See more »
Starring: Eddie Murphy (x 7), Jada Pinkett Smith, and Larry Miller.
An obese college professor starts to fall for a pretty teacher. He doesn't think that people will like him if he was fat, so he uses a weight-losing potion he created on himself. It works perfectly, and the professor is extremely thin. Now, people treat him differently than when he was fat. But he soon finds out that the "thin" side of him has a mind of its own and is looking to get rid of the "plump" side forever.
Murphy does excellent in all seven roles that are given to him. The scene(s) that really make it funny are the dinner ones. I will say that on a low note, Buddy is a little over the top.
I highly recommend it.
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