Brain Donors
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Brain Donors is a game attempt to redo the Marx Brothers' A Night at the Opera in a contemporary setting. John Turturro plays the "Groucho" character, a shifty lawyer (he's even given a Grouchoesque three-barrelled moniker). Bob Nelson is the "Harpo" counterpart, a puckish handyman. And Mel Smith completes the trio as a Chico-like cabbie. All three conspire to save a failing ballet company on behalf of dowager Nancy Marchand, who does a film-length impersonation of Margaret Dumont. At times, Pat Proft's script comes off more like a 3 Stooges short than a Marx… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

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"Weird reworking of Night at the Opera that's more peculiar than successful."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Someone needed to donate one to this director."
‑ Michael Szymanski,
"The jokes come so frequently you won't even have time to sneer at the lame ones. And yeah, a lot of 'em are kinda lame. John Turturro is, however, a man possessed."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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