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By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Another fat suit for Murphy, another bad movie.

Movie PG-13 2007 102 minutes
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The plot of director Brian Robbins's comedy matters little, except that it serves as an excuse for racist, misogynist, and other stereotypes. Of course, there's Rasputia. Mr. Wong (also played by Murphy) is another egregious stereotype, "Chinese" pronunciation jokes abound. Eddie Griffin and Katt Williams portray pimps, still more stereotypes to laugh at.

Norbit finally realizes he's in love with Kate and gets up enough nerve to leave his wife, despite her physical abuse. This passes for resolution and is underlined when Rasputia suffers some awful mistreatment, primarily at the hands of Mr. Wong, who inexplicably practices whale-harpooning and so gets to yell out, "Whale, ho!" as he assaults her. Bottom line? This is a pointless exercise in gross-out humor that will probably offend just about everyone.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: February 8, 2007
  • On DVD or streaming: June 5, 2007
  • Cast: Eddie Murphy , Terry Crews , Thandiwe Newton
  • Director: Brian Robbins
  • Inclusion Information: Black actors, Female actors
  • Studio: DreamWorks
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 102 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: crude and sexual humor, some nudity and language.
  • Last updated: December 19, 2022

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