Hammerman Ikon

Hammerman Ikon Film Guide

The Man with Two Brains
Director: Carl Reiner
Cast: Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, David Warner, Sissy Spacek, Paul Benedict, George Furth, Peter Hobbs, Earl Boen, Randi Brooks

A brilliant brain surgeon, who marries a nasty gold digger, meets the woman of his dreams. Unfortunately she is only a disembodied brain in a jar. This fantastically wacky comedy is the finest collaboration between Steve Martin and Carl Reiner. There is a a simple but outrageously brilliant set-up and a steady 90 minute stream of gags and quotable lines. The jokes can be a bit hit and miss at times, but the characters and the film as a whole are simply too likeable to resist.