Norbit

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Released 2007

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Director:
Brian Robbins
Released:
2007
Rating:
PG-13
Norbit is a 2007 American comedy film starring Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton, Terry Crews, Clifton Powell, Lester Speight, Cuba Gooding Jr., Eddie Griffin, Katt Williams, and Marlon Wayans. In the movie, Norbit Albert Rice (Eddie Murphy) is a quiet, mild-mannered man with the wife from hell: ill-mannered, unattractive, enormous Rasputia (Eddie Murphy). Rasputia mistreats, insults, and controls Norbit in an overly dominating way, so that she may ensure that he remains hers. So when Norbit encounters a still sweet childhood flame, Kate Thomas (Thandie Newton), and the sparks immediately reignite, things get more than a little complicated for him. Especially when Rasputia gets wind of the smaller girl in the picture and tries to assert her super sized claim on her man. Norbit was nominated for a 2008 Oscar, a 2008 Blimp Award, five 2008 Razzie Awards, and won three 2008 Razzie Awards, as well as one 2010 Razzie Award.

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  • 40

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    Not exactly uproarious. But Mr. Murphy, going back at least to his Gumby and Buckwheat days on "Saturday Night Live," has always had the ability to turn broad caricature into somet...

  • 30

    Variety Robert Koehler

    Murphy's story lacks even the basic form that held most of "The Nutty Professor" together.

  • 20

    Los Angeles Times

    Murphy and his brother Charlie, who collaborated on the screenplay, seem to have drawn the wrong lesson from the latter's stint on "Chappelle's Show." Where Dave Chappelle used ste...

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    Mighty Rasta

    Mighty Rasta

    Blue Latimore

    Terry Crews

    Terry Crews

    Big Jack Latimore

    Thandie Newton

    Thandie Newton

    Kate Thomas

    Eddie Murphy

    Eddie Murphy

    Norbit / Rasputia / Mr. Wong

    Clifton Powell

    Clifton Powell

    Earl Latimore

    Eddie Griffin

    Eddie Griffin

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    Comedy, Drama

    Themes

    Love & Romance, Slapstick, Romantic Comedy, African-American Comedy