For the 11th week of 2022 as part of Wandering Through the Shelves' Thursday Movie Picks. We go into the subject of movies with a body part in the title that is suggested by Brittani of Rambling Films. Usually, film titles involving body parts often are linked to horror but not all films do that. Here are my three picks:
1. The Man with Two Brains Carl Reiner’s sci-fi comedy about a surgeon who gets married to a selfish slut where he meets another doctor with a talking brain as he falls for this brain while on his honeymoon in Europe. In Reiner’s third collaboration with Steve Martin, the film is a spoof of sorts in sci-fi and body horror as it includes a subplot involving a mysterious serial killer killing people in Europe while Kathleen Turner plays Martin’s nymphomaniac and selfish wife while Sissy Spacek voices the role of the brain that Martin falls for. It is an absolutely silly yet hilarious film from Reiner and Martin.
2. Breast Men A comedy from HBO about the creation of breast implants starring David Schwimmer and Chris Cooper as these two men who came up with the idea of the breast implant. It is presented as a comedy of sorts as it feature these interludes of topless women talking about wanting breast implants as well as those getting breast implants with some regretting that decision. It is a film that has a lot of humor and some dramatic moments but it also dark at times with Cooper and Schwimmer both giving solid performances.
3. Booty Call A 90s comedy that still holds up in terms of humor about two guys trying to score during a double-date as they do whatever they can to score and endure a lot of hijinks. Starring Jamie Foxx, Tommy Davidson, Tamala Jones, and Vivica A. Fox, it is a comedy that never takes itself seriously while it also some hilarious scenes with a couple of Punjabi convenience store owners who bicker about sex but carry some serious heat. It is still hilarious as no wonder Siskel and Ebert both gave the film thumbs up and they’re still right about the film.
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