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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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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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Have You Ever Made A Really Big Mistake?

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Comedy | Romance

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Mad Fat Wife  »

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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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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

When Rasputia gets in the bathtub, the amount of water displaced is not proportional to the amount of water in the tub. See more »

Quotes

Rasputia: What is this Norbit?
Norbit: Some kind of weird, satanic potato art?
Rasputia: Umm umm. Whats this?
Norbit: Looks like the acid we used down at the quarry.
Rasputia: [stomps] Right! And this is miss pretty little things little face. And Norbit if you ever see her again, if you ever talk to her again, if you ever so much as think about the bitch again, this is what's gon happen to her.
[pours acid on potato and potato dissolves]
Rasputia: how YOU doin? Get the picture Norbit?
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Referenced in Switched at Birth: Black and Gray (2015) See more »

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Chain Hang Low
Written by Jibbs (as Jovan Campbell), Darrell Howard, Maurice Wilson, Antwain Elliott & Lamont McClendon
Performed by Jibbs
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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He is back....
13 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

I used to be a great admirer of Eddie Murphy films until he went family movie on me. All his recent movies were over the top boring and trying to be cute films. I gave it a high rating in comparison to other Murphy films he has done recently (excluding Dream girls of-course). It has been a while since I last saw Murphy up to his usual antics and I don't much appreciate the fact many are willing to watch offensive black comedy shows such as the Chappelle show (you cannot seriously tell me that show is devoid of any racial/ offensive humor, not with a straight face at lest) but are ready to drop a movie that incorporates the same style (it had most of the familiar cast from Chappelle show too). As i stands this was one of the most genuinely funny movie and just because a film cracks fat jokes and mild racial remarks (which is a base trademark of black humor). I mean we are ready to watch toilet crap such as Mr. Deeds and other overly childish and brain dead level of Adam Sandler movies (Mr. Deeds, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo to name a few). This movie is certainly not an excellent movie but in terms of Eddie Murphy's current stream of movies this is a much welcomed addition. It reminded me of Bowfinger mixed with Nutty Professor which was pretty humorous. It is stupid yes I will grant it that but its lot more watchable than the toilet flushed material we seem to be watching everyday of our lives like Adam Sandlers antics (Bill Madison ugh...) that is even lesser challenging to a mentally handicapped person. People need to lighten up about looks appearances as well. I am definitely on the heavy side and I find the movie mildly entertaining. If you really want to make issue about racism to its extreme how about using something like Borat.


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