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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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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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Comedy | Romance

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Mad Fat Wife  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$95,673,607

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,313,561
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Trivia

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 former Spice Girl Melanie Brown. A DNA test confirmed that Murphy was the baby's father. See more »

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When Norbit crashes his bicycle, he has a leaf in his hair. While he is talking to Kate, the leaf appears and disappears. See more »

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[Norbit rides his bike towards the church when he's approached by Big Jack, Earl, and Rasputia]
Rasputia: Where the hell you goin', Norbit?
Norbit: [screams] None of your G.D. beeswax, Rasputia!
Rasputia: Look at you, you old stupid fool. You can't even ride a bike!
Norbit: Oh, yes I can, because Kate TAUGHT ME!
[Rasputia screams and grabs Norbit's neck]
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A lot funnier than given credit for
26 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

This movie is very underrated. The verbal insults thrown back & forth by the characters and the subtle and not-so-subtle behavior is just plain hilarious.

I've seen it twice, and both times I laughed very hard...as did the other people watching the movie. I think there's a lot of folks that find poking fun at obesity, nerdiness, and pimps as "offensive." Generally those are people that are likely stuffy and rarely happy. "Get a life!" is the best advice for those critics. Never does this movie promise to do more than make you laugh, and it does that quite well.

If you liked "The Longest Yard," "Anchorman," or "Dodgeball," then you're likely to enjoy Norbit.


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