ALL OF ME
All Of Me was the fourth, last and best team-up of Steve Martin and director Carl Reiner following The Jerk (1979), Dead Men Dont Wear Plaid (1982) and The Man with Two Brains (1983). Steve Martin has the time of his life and All Of Me is one of the best things he has ever done. [Roxanne (1987) is the other]. Martin manages a particularly funny stride that has half of his body male, the other female. There are scenes standing in the middle of streets wrestling with himself or trying to teach his half-female body to urinate that are hysterical at one point, he gets to play a man pretending to be a woman being a man in a courtroom scene that is truly amazing. It is one of the great comedy performances.
The rest of the casting is an absolute marvel too Lily Tomlin gives the film its heart to some surprise. Madolyn Smith has a wonderful line in fake orgasms; Richard Libertini is good as the ding-dong guru; even a usually awful actress like Victoria Tennant (Mrs Martin) is persuaded to act (well) towards the better good and deliver a nicely calculated villainous turn. Nor does the hilarity end when the film does Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin do a wonderfully crazy dance number accompanied by the nutty Richard Libertini on piano right through the end credits. The film is a delight this author left with sore ribs.
Carl Reiner is a celebrated comedy actor from the early days of television who later became a director. Reiner has made several forays into genre material with the George Burns Almighty fantasy Oh, God! (1977), Steve Martins brain transplant comedy The Man with Two Brains (1983) and the psycho-thriller spoof Fatal Instinct (1993). These days he is best known as the father of director/producer Rob Reiner. Screenwriter Phil Alden Robinson later developed an impressive directorial career of his own with the marvellous fantasy film Field of Dreams (1989) and the techno-thriller Sneakers (1992).
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