The Nutty Professor | Chicago Reader

The Nutty Professor

107 minutes

Jerry Lewis's Persona, and in some ways a more honest film (1963). Lewis is Dr. Julius Kelp, an absentminded chemist who invents a potion that turns him into the irresistible Buddy Love, a character bearing a not wholly coincidental resemblance to Dean Martin. Even if you don't find Lewis funny (strangely enough, I sometimes do), The Nutty Professor has to stand as one of the most intense investigations of self ever put on film, a technically impeccable work of inspired megalomania.

Show Times

Sorry there are no showtimes for The Nutty Professor on Sunday, January 13.

The next date The Nutty Professor is playing is Tuesday, August 7 .

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