All of Me (1984) - Rotten Tomatoes

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All of Me (1984)



Critic Consensus: A high-concept farce carried by Carl Reiner's deft direction and the precise timing of its leads, All of Me is a body-swap comedy worth holding onto.

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On her deathbed, mean-spirited millionairess Lily Tomlin has her will amended so that her soul will pass into the body of young, healthy Victoria Tennant. Thanks to a mix-up in transmutation, Tomlin winds up instead trapped in the body of upright (and uptight) attorney Steve Martin. The plot involves the fragility of male-female relationships, the importance of making commitments, and the antics of goofy guru Richard Libertini. As ridiculous as it sounds, All of Me is completely credible, thanks to Steve Martin's remarkable "body language" when conveying the notion that he's two different people with two different sets of emotions and gestures. Though the circumstances of the plot won't allow Martin to connect with the lovely Tennant, in real life things were different: the two costars were married shortly after filming wrapped. Phil Alden Robinson and Henry Olek adapted the script from Ed Davis' novel Me Too.

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Steve Martin
as Roger Cobb
Lily Tomlin
as Edwina Cutwater
Victoria Tennant
as Terry Hoskins
Madolyn Smith Osborne
as Peggy Schuyler
Richard Libertini
as Prahka Lasa
Dana Elcar
as Burton Schuyler
Jason Bernard
as Tyrone Wattell
Eric Christmas
as Fred Hoskins
Gailard Sartain
as Fulton Norris
Michael Ensign
as Mr. Mifflin
Peggy Feury
as Dr. Betty Ahrens
Nan Martin
as Divorce Lawyer
Basil Hoffman
as Court Clerk
Stu Black
as Police Officer
Marilyn Tokuda
as Receptionist
David Byrd
as Minister
Nick Shields
as Hard Hat
Bill Saito
as Security Guard
Jillian Scott
as Courtroom Spectator
Judy Nagy
as Nurse
Jim Welch
as James Welch IV
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Critic Reviews for All of Me

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (11)

Once the body-snare joke is under way, however, invention tends to flag and much of the ensuing humour explores the realms of fairly obvious smut -- brightly enough managed, though, if yon have a weakness for that.

January 22, 2020 | Full Review…

At first the film is content to play the situation for raucous laughs, trading on the embarrassment of two sexes sharing the same body. But, once the parties start experiencing finer feelings, the film finally becomes too awkward for comfort.

January 22, 2020 | Full Review…

Most of the film is about as funny as falling off a cliff while trying to solve a crossword puzzle.

January 22, 2020 | Full Review…

Martin vaults to the top of the class with his brazen, precise performance. This one goes in the time capsule.

February 2, 2009 | Full Review…

Patently ridiculous, but acceptable because of the charm of the characters.

February 2, 2009 | Full Review…

Martin is his usual combination of flat cynicism and crazed childishness, indulging in some inspired Jerry Lewis-like clowning with his arms and legs hopelessly out of synch.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for All of Me


The overall plot and sentiment in this film is wonderful, funny, and warm. It would have been a great film if it weren't filled with bodily/bathroom/gross out humor. With that added in like cheese on a pizza, it feels just ridiculous and cliched and slightly annoying at times. I was disappointed.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


Steve Martin's teamed with Lily Tomlin in this enjoyable Carl Reiner comedy about a lawyer given a chance to prove his meddle by settling the affairs of a dying and bitter heiress. Altho Tomlin's not given much to work with she does okay with what she gets, and then here is perhaps Martin's finest performance in film.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


Pretty cheesy at times, but it did make me laugh out loud at times. This is when Steve Martin actually meant something to me.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

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