The Man With Two Brains. Carl Reiner. 1983.
Oh my Emacs! This is so stupid. In the best way possible.
I must have seen this before at some point, because so many scenes were familiar, like the Hufhurr thing, but it’s been a while. And I guess a lot of the jokes haven’t aged well (like the orderlies shaving the genital hair of the patient before brain surgery, and on and on). It’s a profoundly creepy film, but…
There are just so many good one-liners and bits. I laughed and I laughed.
But in addition to the general misogynistic creepiness, it just has some pacing problems. It portions out the hilarious parts carefully, and the more plot-related bits aren’t that well done.
This blog post is part of the Century series.