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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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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Have You Ever Made A Really Big Mistake?

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$95,673,607

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,313,561
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

In one scene when Norbit is in the hospital, his hand is actually Rasputia's hand, with red nail polish and long fingernails. In the next shot, it goes back to being Norbit's normal hand. See more »

Quotes

Rasputia: Go over and get another wine cooler. It's hot as hell out here. Don't you see I'm sweltering?
Norbit: Rasputia, you can't drink wine.
Rasputia: Why the hell not?
Norbit: You're with child.
Rasputia: With child? I ain't with no... Oh. Oh, that was... I had gas. I still got it.
Rasputia: [farts] There's your child. Now go get me something to drink.
Rasputia: [farts again] Twins!
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Connections

Referenced in Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher
Written by Gary Jackson, Raynard Miner & Carl Smith
Performed by Jackie Wilson
Courtesy of Brunswick Record Corporation
By Arrangement with Source/Q
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A lot funnier than given credit for
26 April 2008 | by martinezralSee 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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