Saturday, February 7, 2015

Saturday Night at the Movies 2/7/15!

Who cares what picture we see?

Paul Benedict may or may not - but regardless we'll go with this one tonight...

One of my favorite Steve Martin movies - and maybe the top spot holder. A crazy comedy with Steve as brain surgeon Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr (easier to say than spell) - who falls in love with and marries Dolores (Kathleen Turner at the peak of her hotness) but finds out she's actually pretty evil. He then falls in love with a talking brain - voice of Sissy Spacek - which was the result of an experiment by mad scientist David Warner. Now he needs to find a body to house the brain in. Who could he find with a gorgeous appearance but who wouldn't particularly be missed by the world...hmm....

Martin and director Carl Reiner always worked well together - I also love their Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid - but this movie is just as good - hilarious and crazy. I don't think Warner's advertising department knew how to sell it - that trailer really isn't very good at communicating the absolute lunacy on display in nearly every frame of this movie - but then again, maybe that lunacy would be hard to encapsulate in short form in any attempt.

Regardless - after years of full frame DVD nonsense - Warner added the widescreen version to their Made on Demand Archive - and I asked them to whip me one up. Now we can be watching it anytime - even tonight - if you'll get that cat out of here and come on over!

Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!


  1. a comedy about a man who falls in love with a sentient brain...sounds familiat from my kid-hood...I SHALL LOOK FOR THIS!

    Thank you!!!

  2. Hilarious movie! Has always been my favorite Steve Martin flick next to "Planes Trains & Automobiles" & "All Of Me".

  3. I used to love this as a kid. I really need to rewatch it

  4. I'm not sure I could even rate the Steve Martin performances, let alone the films... he was a thoroughly unique comedy performer, and one I have a huge amount of respect for. I think frame-for-frame, his performance in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is one of the funniest in a film, EVER! Bold claim, I know, but I think it mixes everything that he did great in that period, before moving on to some slightly more 'straight' roles (which I still loved).

    This film though... so many great lines and throwaway moments... and it has one of my most oft-quoted lines, too; "I can't fuck a gorilla!"... You are making me want to re-visit this one again soon, even if it hasn't been that long since I last watched it. Perfect Saturday Night comedy, right there!