A nasty comedian's assistant has allergy induced sneezes, giving problems at work, et cetera. He accepts weekly injections after seeing the cute nurse. After a dozen injections, he finally asks her out.
Dexter King (Jeff Goldblum) plays straight man to unpleasant comedian Ron Anderson (Rowan Atkinson). He falls in love with Kate (Dame Emma Thompson), a pretty nurse he meets when he is receiving injections for hay fever. When Anderson fires him, he acquires the title role in a musical stage version of "The Elephant Man". Kate dumps him when she suspects he is having an affair with a fellow cast member, and he must win her back.Written by
Cheryl trails her fingers across the piano keys; the sound is not heard until after the cutaway. See more »
Well, the only other thing at the moment is a new musical that the RSC are doing.
Er, what's it about?
The Elephant Man.
A musical of the Elephant Man? What's it called?
"Elephant", I think - with an exclamation mark presumably.
Pity the poor bastard who has to play the elephant.
Remember dearest, everyone thought Jesus Christ Superstar was a stupid idea.
Jesus Christ Superstar WAS a stupid idea.
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Michael Fitzgerald's full credit in the movie is "Man with vacuum cleaner tube up his bottom." See more »
The American video release contains dubbed replacements of much British slang. See more »
Five stars or one star. Can I give this movie four stars?
Wow -- talk about polarization. I watched this 15 year old movie for the first time this past weekend and I thought it was terrific, gentle fun. Then I looked at the comments and found that it was tied with "Citizen Kane" with some viewers, but with "Plan 9 from Outer Space" with the rest. What is there in this little film that should polarize everyone so?
Rowan Atkinson behaving like a creep? Emma Thompson's 15-years-ago tush? Jeff Goldblum doing a pretty nice job as a vague almost-actor? I think I will join the polarization here and state that I choose not to go to a party with those "one star" people. I'll bet they just discuss poetry and stuff.
How did I like this movie? Let me count the ways? 1. Funniest damned sex scene I can recall. 2. Landlady-Carmen and friends -- what do you people mean, unnecessary character? 3. "Elephant!" Is that show coming soon to a theatre near me? 4. Weak ending -- who cares?
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