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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
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Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Steve Martin
Kathleen Turner
David Warner.
Directors
Carl Reiner.
Screenwriters
Carl Reiner
George Gipe
Steve Martin.
Running Time
93 minutes

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The Man with Two Brains
Screw-top screw-ball brain drain comedy


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Plot
World renowned head surgeon Dr Michael Hfuhruhurr, recently widowed, gets romantically entangles with a lovely brain without a body. Aahh.


Review
An affectionate spoof of brain movies, this features Martin as the brilliant brain scientist Dr. Hfuhruhurr - inventor of the revolutionary "cranial screw-top" process - trapped in a romantic web spun by spider-woman Kathleen Turner.

Driven tense and neurotic by her refusal to allow him to consummate their marriage, he visits a European convention of brain doctors, where he encounters an equally mad European colleague (Warner) and falls in love with a brain in a jar, the result of one of the letter's experiments.

Then his wife sees the love-struck couple out boating and ...


Verdict
Pure escapist madness. And a helluvalota fun.


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RE: More of this please, Steve

SACK DA SUB!   Dr Michael Hfuhruhurr, recently widowed, gets romantically esp; ... More

Posted by DanCurley at 15:10, 10 June 2008 | Report This Post


RE: More of this please, Steve

I love this film, too. What has happened to Steve Martin? The Man with Two Brains, The Three Amigo's and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels are 3 films I could, and do, watch constantly.   His performance in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels alongside a brilliant Michael Caine (has he ever been better?) is comedy gold. That film literally has me laughing out loud.     ... More

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Posted by Diggler at 14:58, 10 June 2008 | Report This Post


RE: More of this please, Steve

What the hell!? What's with this short-ass review? You computers all gon down and forced to write on mobile that don't have predictive text!? Not suggesting for one second old films should get 3,000 words, but still.   This film is flamin fantastic, and despite not having seen in for years I can still hear that hooker's voice as clearly as I can hear Brian Connolly's who's on the telly now. Duka doil oil oil... ... More

Posted by DanCurley at 09:00, 10 June 2008 | Report This Post


More of this please, Steve

This film is hillarious and one of my all time favourite comedies, back when Steve Martin was a comedy genius. Some absolute classic bits in it, but the scene with the little girl after the car accident is comic gold. You can forgive Martin for all of his recent crappy output because of this film alone. I just wish he did more films like this and 'The Jerk' and less of the 'cheaper by the dozen' dirge ... More

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Posted by Jack'sSmirkinRevenge at 05:45, 10 June 2008 | Report This Post



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