The Man with Two Brains

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"Steve Martin is a world famous surgeon. He invented screw top, zip lock brain surgery. Trust him."
  • R
  • 1983
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 6.4  (27,722)
  • 61

The Man with Two Brains is a comedy film released in 1983 and directed by Carl Reiner. The film stars Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, and David Warner. The story is a parody of science fiction films from the 1950s and 1960s. Steve Martin plays Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr, a brilliant and world-renowned brain surgeon who falls in love with a gold digger named Dolores Benedict, played by Kathleen Turner. Dolores is an evil woman who uses her beauty to manipulate men and get what she wants. Despite her manipulative ways, Dr. Hfuhruhurr falls in love with her and marries her anyway.

After the wedding, Dr. Hfuhruhurr’s life takes a strange turn when he meets a disembodied brain named Anne Uumellmahaye, who communicates with him telepathically. Initially, Dr. Hfuhruhurr is skeptical of Anne’s abilities, but he soon realizes that she is intelligent and can communicate with him in a meaningful way.

Eventually, Dr. Hfuhruhurr develops a device that allows him to transplant Anne’s brain into a human body. He tries to find the perfect body for Anne and eventually settles on that of a beautiful young woman named Fran, played by Sissy Spacek. Fran becomes the new vessel for Anne’s brain, but the experiment has unintended consequences.

The Man with Two Brains is a hilarious and absurd film that celebrates the slapstick comedy of the 1980s. Steve Martin’s performance as Dr. Hfuhruhurr is particularly noteworthy, as he brings his signature brand of zany comedy to the role. The film is also notable for its witty dialogue and clever wordplay.

One of the film’s standout scenes is when Dr. Hfuhruhurr is performing surgery on a patient and decides to use a drill to remove a portion of the patient’s skull. However, he accidentally drills a hole in his own finger, causing blood to spray all over the room. The scene is both absurd and hilarious, and it perfectly captures the film’s irreverent sense of humor.

Another memorable scene is when Dr. Hfuhruhurr is attempting to communicate with Anne telepathically while riding in a taxi. The driver, played by Randy Quaid, becomes alarmed when he hears Dr. Hfuhruhurr’s one-sided conversation and assumes that he is talking to himself. The scene is both funny and poignant, as it highlights Dr. Hfuhruhurr’s loneliness and his reliance on Anne for companionship.

Overall, The Man with Two Brains is a classic comedy film that has stood the test of time. Its quirky characters, witty dialogue, and absurd plot make it a must-see for fans of the genre.

The Man with Two Brains is a 1983 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4 and a MetaScore of 61.

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    6.4  (27,722)
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