A mild-mannered guy, who is married 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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Have You Ever Made A Really Big Mistake?

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

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9 February 2007 (USA)  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$95,323,496 (USA) (27 April 2007)
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One scene shows Rasputia watching a talk show with a paternity test theme. Eddie Murphy endured a paternity scandal before the film's theatrical run, involving Spice Girl Melanie Brown. A DNA test confirmed the actor was the baby's father. See more »

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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 »

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Teen Attendant: Excuse me ma'am. We have a 300 lb weight limit.
Rasputia: I don't weigh no damn 300 lbs. I weigh 165! How YOU doin'?
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Referenced in Stargate: Atlantis: Midway (2008) See more »

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Shoppin' for Clothes
Written by Kent Harris, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Performed by The Coasters
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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For all you movie critics that hated this movie, YOUR WRONG! Absolutely Hysterical
7 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

All the people that thought that this movie was crude, distasteful and horrid, You have no sense of humor whatsoever. I could not stop laughing throughout this movie. Norbit is a great comedy and it shows what a versatile actor Eddie Murphy is. I don't know why people think this movie is " Crude" or "Racist" . This is just reality. This is really how the media and the people in this world view these types of people. If it was racist against African Americans, I don't think am African American actor ( Eddie Murphy) and all the others would have agreed to make this movie. All you haters need to rethink your idea of comedy because this is comedic genius.


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