Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

Rated 3.0 Eddie Murphy and Rick Baker’s amazing special effects star in this cluttered, schizophrenic comedy from director Peter Segal (Tommy Boy). Trouble brews for gentle-giant professor Sherman when his alter ego, the hyper-abrasive Buddy Love, reappears and upsets the brilliant chemist’s courtship with a sweet academic (Janet Jackson) and his development of a “fountain of youth” formula. Murphy, in eight distinct roles, is an amazing character chameleon (with Mama Klump looking much like an aged David Alan Grier), but his comic flames are often smothered rather than fanned by the relentlessly raunchy script.