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All of Me

Sunday, Mar 10 at 3:30 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Snubbed: Steve Martin 

Dir. Carl Reiner. 1984, U.S. 93 mins. 35mm print courtesy of the Harvard Film Archive. With Steve Martin, Lily Tomlin, Victoria Tennant, Madelyn Smith.  Released when Martin was at the height of his 1980s stardom, All of Me gave the actor an astonishing showcase for his talents for physical comedy, as well as paired him with Tomlin in a supernatural slapstick duet for the ages. Martin plays Roger, an attorney who has put aside his musical dreams to focus on his career and his relationship with his boss’s daughter. Things begin to go haywire when an eccentric millionaire client named Edwina (Tomlin), dying from an irrevocable illness, arranges for her soul to be transferred into the body of a younger, healthier woman (Tennant) and wants Roger to help with the legalities of inheritance. Of course, Edwina’s soul accidentally ends up in Roger. Martin’s full-body heave of a performance, a marvel of external movement and internal havoc, won him the Best Actor award from both the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics and seemed all but assured of an Oscar nomination. Alas, Martin remains without a single acting nomination (a similar awards scenario happened three years later with the wonderful Roxanne), proving that the Academy didn’t and maybe never will get comedy genius. 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). There is a $1.50 transaction fee per ticket for all online purchases. The cost of admission may be applied toward a same-day purchase of a membership. 

Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission.