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Norbit (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, 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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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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Eddie Murphy plays the role of Norbit , his wife , and Mr. Wan See more »


When Mr. Wong throws the flagpole/spear at Rasputia at the end of the movie, he appears to throw it backwards (the pointed end is facing backwards when he throws it). The next shot shows the point flying forwards before hitting her. See more »


Rasputia: [singing along with the radio] Don't you wish your girlfriend was as hot like me? Don't you wish your girlfriend was a FREAK like me?
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Referenced in Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy (2009) See more »


Written by Chad Hugo & Pharrell Williams
Performed by Kelis
Courtesy of LaFace Records/Jive Records/Zomba Label Group
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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A funny film, so cry me a river.
11 February 2007 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

Although it wasn't the absolute funniest movie I've ever seen, Norbit turned out to be a fun filled movie with lots of big names appearing throughout the flick.

The plot is rather obvious, but the characters in the movie create a great comedy setting that can be enjoyed by all, regardless of race and stereotyping. Eddie Murphy does a great job with his three big roles in the movie and the majority of the film kept a smile on my face. It's good to see that Murphy can still do movies that aren't made to adapt to the humor of seven year old's.

If you're offended by sophomoric humor, you might not want to watch ANY movie, let alone Norbit.

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