We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here

Norbit

Norbit

Brian Robbins (2007)

97min
12 Certificate
Monday 2:15pm - 4:05pm Sky Cinema Comedy
HD WIDE SUR
Watchlist
ADVERTISEMENT

Review

Our Score
Eddie Murphy continues the fat-suit antics he started in The Nutty Professor in this atrocious and offensive comedy. The star plays three roles: dorky, Afro-sporting Norbit, his gargantuan wife Rasputia and Mr Wong, proprietor of the orphanage where Norbit grew up. The save-the-orphanage plot and 12A certificate suggest a kids movie, but it's debatable whether parents really want to subject their offspring to ribald gags about oral sex, bikini-line waxing or plans to turn the orphanage into a "titty bar" called Nipplopolis. Most of the jokes come at the expense of Rasputia's obesity, although the super-skinny frame of Thandie Newton (who co-stars as Norbit's childhood sweetheart) serves as a stark counter to Rasputia's wobbling cellulite. Avoid.

Summary

A timid man's life is ruined after he is bullied into marrying an overbearing, overweight woman. However, a more hopeful future beckons when he bumps into his childhood sweetheart and realises she is his one true love - but first he has to pluck up the courage to confront his tyrannical wife. Comedy, starring Eddie Murphy in multiple roles alongside Thandie Newton, Cuba Gooding Jr and Terry Crews.

Cast & Crew

Norbit / Rasputia / Mr Wong Eddie Murphy
Kate Thandie Newton
Big Jack Terry Crews
Earl Clifton Powell
Blue Lester "Rasta" Speight
Deion Hughes Cuba Gooding Jr
Pope Sweet Jesus Eddie Griffin
Lord Have Mercy Katt Williams
Buster Marlon Wayans
Abe the Tailor Floyd Levine
Giovanni Anthony Russell
Director Brian Robbins
see more

Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Paramount Guidance: Some swearing and brief nudity Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 9 Mar 2007

Comedy

Have Your Say What did you think of Norbit?

view all comments (0)