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Sentimentalism rules, but doesn't ruin, this gentle romcom dealing with Goldblum's workaholic TV producer, his pretty new coworker and Eddie Murphy's mysterious guru type G, who comes into their lives at random and causes all manner of upset. A reasonably interesting storyline and quite a few funny moments and ideas raise this from the pit of feelgood slush to the dizzy heights of the quite passable romantic comedy. Goldblum is as reliable as ever and Murphy's return to form has clearly begun, with a good, restrained performance as the wacky nomadic philosopher-yogi. Not much can be said for the other characters, remaining as they usually do in this genre pretty lifeless backdrop for the main stars, though anyone who remembers Pretty in Pink with fondness will be happy to see Jon Cryer still working, putting in a quiet performance as Goldblum's assistant. Fans of the stars should like it, and the TV shopping channel angle is an interesting, original setting for a movie, providing numerous opportunities for easy laughs. Not bad at all.
A brilliant film with loads of excellent one liners to titillate. Eddie Murphy plays a fab part as G, you're never quite sure if he is as innocent as he makes out! Is he a fraud or not? Jeff Goldblum is also excellent as "Robert Ricky" the cynical shopping channel executive. Watching how "conformists" react to an alternative lifestyle provides many laughs - watch out for the urineade scene. Every time this film is on, I find myself settling down to watch just a few minutes, then of course I end up watching it all. I have a feeling it has already joined Wayne's World as one of of those films where you lie in wait for your favourite scenes, then recite them! Definitely well worth watching especially if you have a quirky sense of humour. Fab.
Jeff Goldblum is a shopping TV advertising producer whose sales have been
falling. Kate Newell is a new hire who poses a threat. Together by chance
they meet a Eddie Murphy, a drifter, who shakes up their lives and becomes
hero to the TV audience.
Some very funny moments, taking a good few sideways hits at the TV shopping phenomena and audiences, the film also has a romantic interest and a happy ending.
I enjoyed it, but it's only worth watching once, maybe twice for fans of Murphy or Goldblum.
Why no one likes this film is beyond me. its funny and poignant. Eddie has his best role since "Hills Cop 3". This is also very close to real life and how people are pressured into buying things they don't need. See it and enjoy it, don't and your missing out.
Great feel good movie. Not a typical Eddie Murphy type character. I would not have cast him if I was doing it myself, and that would have been a mistake because he was fabulous as the charismatic modern day prophet. And Jeff Goldblum is at his best. Fast paced humour and a lovely romance to boot with darling Kelly Preston a real delight. I've watched this movie many times and will enjoy it many more I'm sure. One of my all time favorites.
This was a good movie that was mostly about the relationship between a man and a woman. It gets interesting when a man who calls himself just "G" enters their lives. It's a good movie about love and the importance of spirituality. Go see it.
Very good, thoughtful comedy, where you can reflect on what your priorities are in life and what TV and consumerism are all about. I found none of the actors to be amazing, but they are o.k. and the story is worth watching. Looking for low-level, gross comedy? Won't like this one. Looking for an amusing and inspiring plot? Go for it.
This is one of the best films I've seen in a long time. I actually passed on it in the theatres because it was promoted at an "Eddie Murphy Movie". I finally saw it on video and was totally charmed. Holy Man was hard for critics and viewers to get a handle on. It's a good movie with heart and a message. Not many people expect or want that. Eddie is great as the holy man in the title. Kelly Preston is good and Jeff Goldblum actually seems less annoying than usual.
This movie was one of the most inspiring I have seen in a long time. Going into the film, I had fairly modest expectations, and merely hoped for a few good laughs. In fact, the movie was very well written, and had a very spiritual message that I found to be both inspiring and refreshing. Bravo Eddie!
Sometimes you can just tell when actors are appearing for the pay
check. "Holy Man" is one such example.
Plot in A Paragraph: Ricky Hayman (Jeff Goldblum) the head of an index line TV shopping channel, is given two weeks to save it, he finds answer in G (Eddie Murphy) an enigmatic holy man.
All the leads fail to bring their A-Game, which is disappointing, as there is not many funnier than Murphy on his A-Game and Goldblum can steal the scene off any actor. Kelly Preston still looks great, but she seems a little off too and Robert Loggia just seems to shout all his lines.
Of the cast only Jon Cryer is a lot of fun, and Betty White who is a joy as always, are the only ones who are free from criticism. And Its fun to see the delightful Jennifer Bini Taylor (Chelsea in "Two & A Half Men") in one of her first roles, appearing as 'Hot Tub Girl' in a blink and you'll miss it moment.
The Morgan Fairchild scene did raise a laugh, whilst James Brown and Don Marino have cameos as themselves too and like the leads, the clearly needed or wanted the quick pay check.
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