An eccentric scientist teaches a student in his own manner while he looks for a way to clone his deceased wife.

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Dr. Harry Wolper is a character. First he steals Boris, a new student assistant by promising him a co-ed's phone number. Then he hijacks new high tech equipment for his own research, confusing the other university researchers who can't see "the big picture." Harry has a plan, he wants to clone his dead wife, but first he needs an egg and a host. He mounts his search by stapling notices to every telephone pole in town from his bike, which is how he meets Mili. As the year progresses, he sees Boris' romance follow the same pattern as his own, twenty-five years ago. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The film's closing credits state that the hospital scenes were filmed at Alexian Brothers Hospital in San Jose, California. See more »

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Boris: We were wondering if, um, well, if she might have gotten pregnant somehow.
Dr Sid Kullenbeck: "Somehow".
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Spoofs Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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I'm a Woman
Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
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A sad and romantic comedy
1 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful movie that focuses on character development. The characters are quirky and entertaining. The science in this movie is relatively weak but this movie isn't about science. This is about love, loss, and coming to terms with the curves life throws you.

Peter O'tool is Brilliant... I repeat Brilliant in this movie Muriel Hemmingway (Melly) is wonderfully portrayed and the rest of the actors/actresses played at the top of their game on this movie.

Grab your girlfriend/boyfriend turn down the lights pop some popcorn and enjoy the show.

Warning: There is some foul language and nudity in this movie so I don't recommend watching it with your 10 year old.


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