This remake of Jerry Lewis's 1963 Jekyll and Hyde comedy is slackly directed and overloaded with flatulence jokes. Still, like Lewis before him, Eddie Murphy turns the dual roles of a meek academician and his smarmy alter ego, Buddy Love, into an excoriating
exercise in self-disclosure. Professor Sherman Klump is a sweet, brainy fat man whose life is a series of small but bitter humiliations. When his wayward posterior trips the switch that unleashes thousands of lab hamsters, the only one that doesn't
escape is the roly-poly star of Klump's
experiments in weight control through DNA restructuring. Klump decides to test the formula on himself after a disastro...