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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) (11 February 2007)

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$95,673,607 (USA)
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Trivia

For security purposes, early prints were shipped under the title 'Jupiter', an apparent allusion to Eddie Murphy's film The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002). See more »

Goofs

When the twins beat up Norbit at the beginning, in the first shot one of them is seen punching Norbit, then shaking him, then punching him again. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Wong: When Norbit was little boy he say "One day i'll have the girl of my dream" and then you and marry a gorilla!
[Latimore brothers get up]
Mr. Wong: I joke, I joke, why you not know joke when you hear joke, what you want to make fight at wedding.
[to himself]
Mr. Wong: better cool off before i have to bust somebody ass in here
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Referenced in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst of 2007 (2008) See more »

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Walk It Out
Written by Unk (as Anthony Platt), Howard Simmons, Montay Humphrey & Korey Roberson
Performed by Unk
Courtesy of Big Oomp Records and Koch Entertainment
By Arrangement with Sugaroo!
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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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