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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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The set used in the film is the same one that _"Gilmore Girls" (2010)_ used as Stars Hollow in their 7 season run. See more »


At dinner with the Lattimore's, the cut of meat on Big Black Jack's serving platter is not the "turkey ass" that appears on Norbit's plate. See more »


Rasputia: [to Norbit as she's grabbing his head] I'm gonna rip your head off.
Big Jack: Rasputia?
Rasputia: What?
Big Jack: Car.
Rasputia: I don't give a damn 'bout no car. I'm ready to die!
Big Jack: [a car approaches head-on towards Big Jack's truck] Car!
[Rasputia let's go of Norbit; Norbit is yelling, sending him down a hill in the woods]
Rasputia: I'm ready to die! I'm ready to die!
Big Jack: I ain't gonna let you ruin Nipplopolis for me boy! Damn!
Rasputia: I'm gonna die. I'm gonna die up in here. Drive the car, goddamnit!
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13 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you've ever made a big mistake, watching this movie will be another one.

Almost physically painful to watch.

Norbit isn't nearly as bad as The Adventures of Pluto Nash, but it's a hell of a lot worse than Beverly Hills Cop 3, which was awful! I could not stand all of the fat jokes, they were not like the jokes in the Nutty Professor, which were playful, if a little bit rude. These were just plain hateful. Don't get me wrong, I really like Eddie Murphy, and I was really hoping that he was going to dig himself out of the pit of below-average movies he's starred in lately. I missed Dream Girls, but I heard it was very good. Too bad he had to follow it up with this movie.

The plot is unoriginal, and the writing is very plain.

Wait for the DVD, get extremely drunk, and watch it then.

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