Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Directed by Peter Segal
Time has come for everyone to recognize Eddie Murphy's great acting talent. Nutty Professor II: The Klumps showcases Murphy in the most daring multiple-character act since Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove and Lolita, but Murphy's even more accomplished. He plays a wide range of ages and the personalities?university scientist Sherman Klump, Mama and Papa Klump, big brother Ernie, Granny Klump and Sherman's alter ego Buddy Love?are thoroughly distinct. Murphy makes each character funny in the kind of specific, imaginative ways that actors usually spend entire careers pursuing. Sherman's rotund gentleman differs from Papa's dyspeptic middle-aged blue-collar worker, which is quite unlike Ernie's bluffing street tough. And Mama displays a particular ladylike manner contrasting Granny's randy aggression.