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Norbit (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 9 February 2007 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Blue Latimore (as Lester 'Rasta' Speight)
Mrs. Henderson
Mrs. Coleman
Morris the Barber
Mrs. Ling Ling Wong


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?


Comedy | 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 USA:

$34,195,434, 11 February 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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1.85 : 1
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The car wash scene is a parody of a TV ad featuring Paris Hilton. See more »


When young Kate is adopted the guardians pick her up in the silver car. When she's looking out of the back window to say goodbye to Norbit Its obviously that there is no glass window on the back of the car. There is no reflection from the window, while the sun is reflecting off the car. See more »


Norbit: Oh Floyd, what am I gonna do.
Floyd the Dog: Kill the bitch!
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hilarious - ha ha ha
21 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

well, all i will say is I laughed and laughed and laughed (a lot!!) don't expect Shakespeare - expect pure silliness; and yes, it is VERY unpolitically correct - full of "fat" jokes; but it is a FUNNY FILM!! Mr. Wong is probably my favourite character - this is Eddie Murphy at his best.

worth watching if you want a good laugh at a completely silly film - low expectations all the way!! I also loved "Hot Rod" - which is a completely silly film (some people consider these types of film are rubbish...) but I say they are thoroughly entertaining.

when you have watched a load of serious films, something like Norbit is very refreshing for a breath of fresh air - give it a try... just don't take it seriously.

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