Steve Martin gives a performance and a half (half
the time he's animating his body for Lily Tomlin
while she voices over.) After several very funny
disjointed, loosely structured comedies, "All of Me"
marks one of the first films in Martin's career that
actually feels like a normal picture. That's not to
say his previous works stink -- oh no, I loved them.
I eagerly awaited each one. "The Jerk" has cinematic
problems -- but it also has some of the best
belly-laugh sequences in all of film.
These days (2004), Steve Martin's comedy has lost
some of it's luster -- but in the old days, he could
just walk up to the microphone and the crowd would
crack up uncontrollably.
"All of me" is very funny, but not too outlandish,
risque (at times) but not disgusting. A quality
comedy with a heart that the whole family can enjoy.
Torn between his jazz music and a real job (estate
lawyer for his fiancee's father), Steve bumps into
Lily, a dying woman intent on cheating death by
transplanting her soul into a younger prettier vixen.
Of course, her clever little plan has a few