The hilarious Steve Martin heads up an outstanding cast that includes Helena Bonham Carter, Laura Dern, and Scott Caan in this darkly comic tale of a good man gone bad. Dr. Frank Sangster (Martin) is a respectable, law-abiding dentist who’s always lived life on the straight-and-narrow—until an innocent lie transforms his ordered existence into a whirlwind of illicit sex, illegal drugs, and inexplicable murder in this brilliantly offbeat, bitingly comedic gem.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
17 Ratings
17 Ratings

38% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 4.7/10
  • Fresh 41
  • Rotten 66

Critics Consensus: The quirky Novocaine flirts with both dark comedy and noir suspense, but the result is a jarring mix of tones which never quite mesh.

18+ COMMON SENSE

This dark, stylish tale isn't for kids.

Information

Studio
Lionsgate
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright
© 2001 Artisan Film Investors Trust. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
Japanese (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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