Century 1983: The Man With Two Brains

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.

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