Norbit

Norbit

Brian Robbins (2007)

97min
12 Certificate
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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 Thomas Thandie Newton
Deion Hughes Cuba Gooding Jr
Big Jack Latimore Terry Crews
Pope Sweet Jesus Eddie Griffin
Lord Have Mercy Katt Williams
Earl Latimore Clifton Powell
Blue Latimore Lester `Rasta' Speight
Director Brian Robbins
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: ParamountGuidance: Some swearing and brief nudityAvailable on: DVD and Blu-ray
Comedy