All of Me (1984)
Last evening my wife and I watched a classic
Steve Martin movie called: “All of Me” (1984).
It had been years since I’ve last seen this particular film.
I again found it entertaining and amusing. Ever since Saturday Night Live…Steve Martin has been a funny presence on the small and large screen.
The initial setup is a millionaire is nearing their death when her soul gets mysteriously transferred into a younger woman named Terry Hoskins played by British actress Victoria Tennant who is Steve Martin’s ex-wife. (1986-1994)
The ability Steve had in this film to give the illusion that Lily Tomlin (another funny and entertaining lady that has been overlooked throughout time) was taking over half of his body with the physical theatrics he displayed on screen left my wife and I laughing hysterically at one another. I believe for someone who has never seen this movie, they would think it might be a slow starter, but after the initial storyline gets setup, you start to see the hilariousness of everything as it unfolds.
I think we will watch another one of his movies sometime very soon.
Steve Martin has always been comic gold with his wit and reactions to whatever scenario he is thrown into. I think at one time he was handing out business cards instead of signing autographs, on the card it read “This certifies that you have had a personal encounter with me and that you found me warm, polite, intelligent and funny”.
But that is the kind of guy he is really is…a real original. Add this one to your late night watch list sometime, it has turned into a comedy cult film nowadays.