In a message dated 96-09-17 12:13:30 EDT, you (Don) write:
>On the other hand, ask how Eddie Murphy plays with and/or exploits
>black stereotypes in THE NUTTY PROFESSOR--Sherman's family has obvious rural
>southern roots (of a type explored much more deeply in Charles Burnett's TO
>SLEEP WITH ANGER) and uses some common signifiers. For example, at the big
>university reception in the film's final scene, when Sherman's parents think
>their boy is being harassed, the father asks "Where's my razor?" and the
>responds, "Wait. My razor is somewhere here in my purse!" Both characters
>are played by Murphy himself.
I use the above quotation just to ease into a discussion of The Nutty
Professer---I am curious what list members thought of this movie.
I personally admire Eddie Murphy's acting skills and have liked much of his
previous work but I thought this movie was terrible. The only humor
consisted of flatulence(sp?) and I was surprised to find that I finally
welcomed such scenes as a break from the rest of the film.
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