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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.

Director:

Brian Robbins

Writers:

Eddie Murphy (screenplay), Charlie Murphy (screenplay) (as Charles Murphy) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Norbit / Rasputia / Mr. Wong
Thandie Newton ... Kate Thomas
Terry Crews ... Big Jack Latimore
Clifton Powell ... Earl Latimore
Lester Speight ... Blue Latimore (as Lester 'Rasta' Speight)
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Deion Hughes
Eddie Griffin ... Pope Sweet Jesus
Katt Williams ... Lord Have Mercy
Floyd Levine ... Abe the Tailor
Anthony Russell ... Giovanni
Pat Crawford Brown ... Mrs. Henderson
Jeanette Miller ... Mrs. Coleman
Michael Colyar ... Morris the Barber
Marlon Wayans ... Buster
Alexis Rhee ... Mrs. Ling Ling Wong
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Have You Ever Made A Really Big Mistake? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, some nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mad Fat Wife See more »

Filming Locations:

Agoura, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,195,434, 11 February 2007

Gross USA:

$95,673,607

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,313,561
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second film that Cuba Gooding Jr. had been in, that starred Eddie Murphy playing multiple characters. The first film was Coming to America (1988); he had a small non-speaking role, as a boy in a barber shop chair, which interestingly, was Gooding's first ever film role. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 30 mins) Near the end of the movie, a close up of Rasputia has a Tennessee Post Office in the background. The zip code is 8xxxx, which would normally indicate a post office in the Southwest. Tennessee zip codes are 3xxxx. See more »

Quotes

[after harpooning Rasputia in the ass]
Mr. Wong: Bingo! Right in the blowhole!
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Between the Sheets
Written by Ernie Isley (as Ernest Isley), Marvin Isley, O'Kelly Isley (as Kelly Isley),
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Not his best, but not his worst either
13 February 2007 | by maestro-20See all my reviews

Yes, the movie is racist and politically incorrect, but you know what? I think many people are offended because they miss the point. Brian Robbins and Eddie Murphy would be stupid to make a racist movie -- instead, they are making fun of it. Anyone who has seen a South Park episode would understand "satire" instead of calling it racist, homophobic, or whatever. I think that's what Eddie Murphy was trying to do here -- to poke fun at our own prejudices.

As a film, Norbit only succeeds halfway. It has some hilarious moments, but the film is unfocused and inconsistent. The script is bad, but I guess if you're used to comedies like Epic Movies, you'll be okay with bad comedy scripts. The stereotypes are so blatant and obvious that they are funny. When Mr. Wong (Murphy) said, "Of course I am racist!" he had a point. In a way, we are all prejudiced; we just don't want to admit to it.

Judging from the reaction of a packed theater on a Sunday night (blacks, whites, Asians, men, women, thin people, overweight people), I think people can have a good time with this one if they put aside their political correctness. It's just another crude, raunchy, silly comedy. And Eddie Murphy is funny as hell.


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