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Norbit (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 9 February 2007 (USA)
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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Mad Fat Wife  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

This is the first movie in twelve years that Eddie Murphy has written a story since Vampire in Brooklyn (1995). Both were co-written by his brother Charles Murphy. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, a close up of Rasputia has a Tennessee Post Office in the background. The zip code is 8xxxx, which would normally indicate a post office in the Southwest. Tennessee zip codes are 3xxxx. See more »

Quotes

Rasputia: little miss skinny bitch gon be there?
Norbit: Oh you mean miss ling ling?
Rasputia: Now you know damn well i aint talkin bout no mis lang lang im talkin about mis thang thang from that picnic
Norbit: Miss thing thing from the picnic? i dont really remember her name. Oh wait i think i remember now! It was a ferign name. Something Russian?
Rasputia: Kate bitch!
Norbit: Oh yes Kate. Well you know i dont know if Kates going to be there.
Rasputia: Well im goin.
Norbit: No! I mean you dont like water parks Rasputia
Rasputia: Who dont like water parks i love, except you ...
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Referenced in Hot in Cleveland: Hot & Heavy (2012) See more »

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Sexual Healing
Written by Marvin Gaye, Odell Brown & David Ritz
Performed by Marvin Gaye
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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15 April 2007 | by (Sunthorpe, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I went to see this film on my birthday with my friend Paul. There were low expectations from both of us and we came out pleasantly surprised. We were laughing throughout the movie and it turned out to be a good birthday for me.

The other two people in the cinema were not as impressed but there's no accounting for taste.

I honestly cannot understand why this film has been critically mauled. It doesn't pretend to be something it's not. It's a film aimed for laughs and it does exactly what it delivers.

To fully appreciate and understand this film you need an enlightened and intelligent sense of humour to comprehend the genius film that is Norbit. People like Paul and I are just very rare.


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