The Nutty Professor is a 1996 American science fiction comedy; it is a remake of the 1963 film of the same name directed, written, and starred Jerry Lewis. Tom Shadyac has directed this 1996 remake, and it has been written by Steve Oedekerk, David Sheffield, Tomy Shadyac, and Barry W. Blaustein. The movie casts Eddie Murphy (Professor Sherman Klump/ Buddy Love.
He also plays a number of roles in the film, such as Papa Cletus Klump, Mama Anna Klump, Grandma Ida Mae Jenson, Ernie Klump Sr., and Lance Perkins, a parody of Richard Simmons.), Jada Pinkett (Carla Purty), Larry Miller (Dean Richmond), James Coburn (Harlan Hartley), John Ales (Jason), Dave Chappelle (Reggie Warrington), Montel Jordan( himself), Jamal Mixon (Ernie Klump Jr., the nephew of Sherman Klump), Ned Luke (Construction Worker).
The movie’s plot is about Professor Sherman Klump, who is a kind and compassionate man, but he is highly overweight. Sherman Klump formulates an experimental formula that would help him to lose weight much easier.
Since he was insulted for being overweight, he decides to take the empirical formula, but he realized the weight loss was only for a matter of time, and he created a fake identity and called him “Buddy Love.” However, this fake identity develops his own personality and changes Sherman’s kind and caring into an unpleasant person.
Netflix’s Plan to Include the Film
Netflix has released a list of all the shows available from September, and “The Nutty Professor” is a part of the list that can be streamed on this OTT platform from September 1, 2021. The Nutty professor was added to Netflix on May 1, 2016, but it was removed from Netflix on August 1. 2016 due to licensing agreements. According to Netflix, they license movies all around the world, and they strive hard to have the streaming rights of the show.
However, when a movie or TV series is reaching an end to its streaming agreement rights, Netflix would renew it depending on factors such as
1) If the streaming rights are still available.
2) If the film or TV series is popular and how much the new agreement would cost them.
3) If the varying social and regional factors are affecting the show.
But if the show or film will not be returning to Netflix, the members will get a heads up about the departure of that film or series. In spite of the fact that Netflix is one of the best OTT platforms availing streaming facilities globally, it does not feature every single film or series because they want to provide a variety of movies and TV series, and some of them can be exclusive to a particular region only.
Moreover, if Netflix adds everything, it would take a considerable toll on their pockets because of the streaming rights. Therefore Netflix chooses to rotate its selection regularly or on a monthly basis to provide a wide range of variety, and their servers can work properly.
Where to Watch
The Nutty Professor can be watched on a number of OTT platforms, but it can be streamed only on Amazon Prime Video and on Netflix from September 1, 2021. However, it can be rented on a multitude of platforms such as on Apple TV, Amazon Video, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Vudu, Microsoft Store, Spectrum on Demand, and AMC on Demand at $3.99; the video quality will be HD. You can also buy the Nutty professor on these platforms; the price can be varied from $11. 99 to $14. 99 in HD quality.