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Nuts! (2016)

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Critic Consensus: Nuts! lives up to its title in the best way, offering a delightfully unorthodox look at a bizarre -- and largely unexplored -- chapter in American history.

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Inventive and wildly fun, NUTS! recounts the mostly-true story of John Romulus Brinkley, a Kansas doctor who in 1917 discovered that he could cure impotence by transplanting goat testicles into men. From there, the story only gets more bizarre. Mixing hand-drawn animated reenactments, interviews, archival footage, and a highly unreliable narrator, NUTS! traces Brinkley's rise from poverty and obscurity to the heights of celebrity, wealth, and influence.

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Cast

Gene Tognacci
as The Narrator
Andy Boswell
as Various Voices
John Causby
as Various voices
Kelly Mizell
as Various voices
Jeff Pillars
as Various Voices
Thom Stylinski
as Various Voices
Fran Taylor
as Various Voices
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Lane's loose, playful, collage-like treatment of the story sets just the right tone.

December 29, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Director Lane and screenwriter Thom Stylinski take a lighthearted, folksy approach to telling Brinkley's life story

September 1, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Lane uses creative animation, archival footage and recordings - the good doctor apparently loved to be filmed - to tell an absolutely outrageous story of neediness, greed, delusion and gullibility.

July 29, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

It's a daring formal gamble on Lane's part, but it doesn't completely work.

July 25, 2016 | Full Review…

It's flat-out exciting; really, how many documentaries can you say that about?

July 21, 2016 | Rating: 4.5/5

I can't imagine anyone believing that goat glands transplanted into human reproductive organs could cure impotence, but as this lively, offbeat documentary proves, plenty of Americans did.

July 14, 2016 | Full Review…

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