Nobody's Perfekt

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"You don't have to be crazy to fight the army, the mayor, longshoremen, short lawmen, and City Hall...But it helps."
  • PG
  • 1981
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 4.4  (265)

Nobody's Perfekt is a lighthearted comedy film from 1981 that features the comedic talents of Gabe Kaplan, Alex Karras, and Robert Klein. Directed by Peter Bonerz, the movie follows the comedic misadventures of Jerry, a struggling screenwriter who mistakenly creates a fictitious character named "Harold" who becomes the talk of Hollywood.

The film opens with Jerry, played by Gabe Kaplan, struggling to make ends meet as a screenwriter in Hollywood. He is desperate to sell his latest screenplay, but the studio executives are not interested. Meanwhile, his roommate, Richie, played by Robert Klein, is a struggling actor who is equally desperate to land a role. They both struggle to pay rent and make ends meet.

One day, while Jerry is in a coffee shop, he fabricates a crazy story about a character named Harold who has a unique and bizarre personality. Jerry tells this story to an attractive woman, played by Alex Karras, who happens to be a studio executive. Impressed by Jerry's imagination, she decides to buy his screenplay – with the condition that he include Harold as a character in the movie.

Jerry, desperate for the money, agrees to this condition, despite the fact that Harold is entirely made up. But things quickly spiral out of control when Harold becomes the talk of Hollywood. The media becomes enamored with the idea of this eccentric character, and soon Harold is everywhere – from talk shows to billboards.

As the public clamors for more information about Harold, Jerry becomes conflicted. He knows that the character is entirely made up, but he's also desperate for success. Meanwhile, Richie sees an opportunity to finally land a role, but he too becomes conflicted as Harold's popularity threatens to eclipse his own career.

The film's humor comes from the various misadventures that Jerry, Richie, and Harold find themselves in as they navigate Hollywood's cutthroat movie industry. There are numerous scenes of Harold being interviewed by the media, causing chaos on the set of Jerry's movie, and even getting into legal trouble.

As the film progresses, Jerry begins to unravel as he grapples with the ethical implications of his success. He becomes increasingly guilty about deceiving everyone, but Harolds' popularity continues to grow. The climax of the film sees Jerry finally coming clean about the character's true origin, leading to a hilarious and chaotic finale.

Nobody's Perfekt is a lighthearted comedy that offers a satirical take on the movie industry. Its strength lies in the chemistry between the three leads, all of whom deliver strong comedic performances. Gabe Kaplan's portrayal of Jerry is sympathetic and relatable, while Robert Klein's portrayal of the zany Richie is a highlight of the film. Alex Karras is also excellent as the studio executive who unwittingly sets the film's plot in motion.

Overall, Nobody's Perfekt is an entertaining and enjoyable film that offers a humorous commentary on the cutthroat world of Hollywood. Its comedic misadventures are sure to keep audiences entertained from start to finish.

Nobody's Perfekt is a 1981 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.4.

Nobody's Perfekt
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    1 hr 36 min
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    4.4  (265)