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The Man with Two Brains

Man with Two Brains, The (1983) Movie Poster
  •  USA  •    •  93m  •    •  Directed by: Carl Reiner.  •  Starring: Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, David Warner, Paul Benedict, Richard Brestoff, James Cromwell, George Furth, Peter Hobbs, Earl Boen, Bernie Hern, Francis X. McCarthy, William Traylor, Randi Brooks.  •  Music by: Joel Goldsmith.
       Recently widowed Doctor Michael Hfuhruhurr, the world's greatest neurosurgeon, injures Dolores Benedict in a car accident. He operates on her and saves her life using a technique of his own invention: cranial screw-top brain entry. As Benedict recovers, Hfuhruhurr falls in love with her and they are soon married. However, Benedict is only interested in Hfuhruhurr's money and Hfuhruhurr still yearns for his previous wife.

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Image from: Man with Two Brains, The (1983)
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Michael Hfuhruhurr (Steve Martin) is one of the greatest neurosurgeons of the world that has developed a cranial screw- top brain entry technique for his successful surgeries. He grieves and has not recovered from the loss of his beloved wife Rebecca. Dr. Hfuhruhurr gives an interview about his career to a reporter while driving home in his car. Meanwhile the vixen gold-digger Dolores Benedict (Kathleen Turner) has an argument with her husband and untimely leaves the real estate. Dr. Hfuhruhurr accidentally hits Dolores and operates her saving her life. While recovering in the hospital, Dolores seduces Dr. Hfuhruhurr and they get married. However, the hot Dolores always refuses to have sex with her husband, claiming that she is not feeling well while shags with several men.

Dr. Hfuhruhurr decides to travel in honeymoon with Dolores to Vienna and attend a medical conference. However, after an incident, Dr. Hfuhruhurr decides to divorce Dolores. Out of the blue, Dolores receives a phone call from his lawyer telling that Dr. Hfuhruhurr has inherited 50 million dollars and she changes her behavior toward him. Meanwhile Dr. Hfuhruhurr meets his colleague Dr. Alfred Necessiter (David Warner) that collects brains alive for his experiments, most of them victims of the notorious The Elevator Killer. Soon Dr. Hfuhruhurr has a telepathic connection with one of the brains that belonged to Anne Uumellmahaye (Sissy Spacek voice) and they fall in love with each other. When Dr. Hfuhruhurr learns the reason why Dolores changed he behavior, she revenges putting Anne's brain in the oven. Now Dr. Hfuhruhurr needs to find a body to save the life of his beloved Anne.

"The Man with Two Brains" is silly but also one of the funniest comedies ever made. Steve Martin is in one of the best moments of his successful career as well as Kathleen Turner, immediately after "Body Heat" and in the top of her beauty. I have seen this movie several times on VHS and now on DVD and I always have good-time with the absurd situations along the story. The cameo of Jeffrey Combs shaving Dolores is among the most hilarious scenes of this top-notch (and underrated) comedy. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "O Homem com Dois Cérebros" ("The Man with Two Brains").


Review by Claudio Carvalho from the Internet Movie Database.

 

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