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Norbit (2007)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  9 February 2007 (USA)
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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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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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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,962,913 (UK) (9 March 2007)

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$95,323,496 (USA) (27 April 2007)
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WILHELM SCREAM: Norbit and Kate watch a "scary movie" on TV, where a scream can be heard. See more »

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After Norbit crashes when learning to ride the bicycle, Kate comes up to talk to Norbit. The bicycle is lying on the ground. After Kate helps Norbit up from the ground, the bicycle is leaning on her. See more »

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[after harpooning Rasputia in the ass]
Mr. Wong: Bingo! Right in the blowhole!
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Referenced in Inside the Actors Studio: Eddie Murphy (2006) See more »

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Chain Hang Low
Written by Jibbs (as Jovan Campbell), Darrell Howard, Maurice Wilson, Antwain Elliott & Lamont McClendon
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Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A new standard for the distasteful
8 February 2007 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

As they say in "Casablanca," I've been misinformed. Still, most of the responsibility belongs with me.

Misinformed by the promising cast of "Norbit" - Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton, Clifton Powell, Cuba Gooding Jr. - a whole bunch of talented folk. My fault: not connecting the title with those horrid advertising snippets where an 800-pound female Murphy squashes a sort of male Murphy like a bug, with an unbelievably stereotyped bucktooth "Chinese" Murphy doing unspeakable things.

Honestly, I did not make the connection, and perhaps if I did, I might have thought those preview shots don't tell the whole story. Well, in fact, Murphy-squashing-Murphy is not the worse thing in "Norbit," although it's repeated many times.

The worse thing in "Norbit" is the whole of it: a nonstop, unrelieved, offensive, unfunny gross-out of unprecedented juvenile vulgarity. Think of Stephen Chow at his recent worst, multiplied by several degrees of all-around indignities.

Take it from an incorrigible movie fan who enjoyed half (the first half, specifically) of "Ishtar" (supposedly the "worst movie ever") and, more recently, found the cinematography of several otherwise terminally vapid movies "interesting" - there is nothing worthwhile in "Norbit" whatsoever, not even watching the beautiful Newton behaving like a fig here.

Brian Robbins, a TV producer in real life, is maligned here as the director, Jay Scherick and David Ronn (co-writers of the Martin Lawrence-botched "National Security") came up with a story of gore, body-function accidents, relentless pummeling of men, women and children of all races, although with more venom and contempt for blacks and Asians than the few token whites suffer.

What is the plot, beyond skinny Murphy being married to, and squashed by, elephantine Murphy? I don't want to spoil it, but basically that's what the story is.

"Norbit" sets a new standard for the worst Hollywood can conceivably produce.


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