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Norbit (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  9 February 2007 (USA)
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Ratings: 3.9/10 from 49,864 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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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Mr. Wong: Norbit! Why you run like little bitch?
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Spoofs Planet of the Apes (1968) See more »


Between the Sheets
Written by Ernie Isley (as Ernest Isley), Marvin Isley, O'Kelly Isley (as Kelly Isley),
Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley & Chris Jasper (as Christopher Jasper)
Performed by D.J. Windowpane
Courtesy of Blotter
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At least 50% of the audience liked it.
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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