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Norbit (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  9 February 2007 (USA)
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Ratings: 3.9/10 from 49,937 users   Metascore: 27/100
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A mild-mannered guy, who is engaged to a monstrous woman, meets the woman of his dreams, and schemes to find a way to be with her.



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Norbit is a normal person, who after being adopted by Mr. Wong, ends up being married to the very large, Rasputia. Norbit's childhood love, Kate Thomas arrives back in town to buy the orphanage. Norbit sees this as his chance to get back together with Kate, until he discovers that she is in fact engaged to Deion Hughes. Norbit isn't going to lay this to rest, whilst he tries to survive life with Rasputia, and it looks like Deion also has something he would like to keep secret. Written by simon

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, some nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 February 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mad Fat Wife  »

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Box Office


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,195,434 (USA) (9 February 2007)


$95,323,496 (USA) (27 April 2007)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


WILHELM SCREAM: Norbit and Kate watch a "scary movie" on TV, where a scream can be heard. See more »


When Kate meets Rasputia for the first time at the town picnic, the donuts Rasputia put down in front of her are stacked on top and on the sides between shots. See more »


Rasputia: [after Norbit discovers Buster and Rasputia in bed] Norbit, Buster is a guest in our home! How dare you insinuate something like that?
Buster: Yeah, ORBIT! How dare you insinuate something such like that! You know, I am actually offended by your accu-si-sation!
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Referenced in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst of 2007 (2008) See more »


Written by Chad Hugo & Pharrell Williams
Performed by Kelis
Courtesy of LaFace Records/Jive Records/Zomba Label Group
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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26 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is so funny, it is ridiculous. I nearly busted a gut laughing. You people are oversensitive. Yeah, I know it shouldn't get a 10, but compared to any other comedy in the past few years it is right up there. I think you are forgetting that comedies don't have to be outstandingly clever in order to be funny. It isn't meant to be an epic tale with deep metaphors and tons of symbolism, it is meant to be funny, and it succeeds. Forget about mise en scene and just relax and laugh your ass off.

This movie is so funny I can't remember a moment when I was not laughing. Get over your differences and laugh about them. Don't be ashamed to laugh just because someone is black or fat.

This is the funniest movies I have seen in a long time and I'm not ashamed to say it.

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