Norbit (Widescreen Edition)
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Extraordinarily silly, frequently crude and mean-spirited to an extreme, Norbit is far more sour than The Nutty Professor. But there are moments of inspiration, especially a wedding interrupted by wannabe pimps who launch a profane gospel groove, and a dog that talks to Norbit while he is semi-conscious. For the most part, though, Norbit impresses as a technical marvel utilizing careful shot design and skillful editing. Murphy participates in several remarkable, three-character scenes in which he happens to be all three characters, and those moments move so briskly it's easy to forget one is looking at a comic stunt. --Tom Keogh
Stills from Norbit (click for larger image)
- 14 Deleted Scenes
- Man of a Thousand Faces
- Power Tap (Marlon Wayans Mock Infomercial)
- The Stunts of Norbit
- Photo Gallery
- Theatrical Trailer
Top Customer Reviews
Eddie Murphy, the biggest box office producer (Norbit and Shrek 3 put him past Tom Hanks for #1), is always a treat to watch. What is really amazing is how it is hard to pick him out of the character of actors. He is funny and very comfortable in front of a camera. His acting does not disappoint in this movie in all of the roles.
Like Martin Lawrence's Big Momma's House and somewhat like his own role in Nutty Professor, there is a lot of time where the skinny Eddie Murphy is stuck in the body suit of a large woman. But this movie has taken it to a whole new level. While you could tell Lawrence was in a body suit (which you were supposed to), it was actually difficult to tell that Eddie was wearing a suit. There was even a lot (too much?) screen time where Laticia was at a water park in a bathing suit and it was very hard to tell that you weren't looking at flesh. This is not only a credit to the way Eddie moved but to the costume designers.
The only thing lacking in this movie was a good script. The writers wanted to focus too much on the gross-out humor and forgot to tell a good story. Some of the content was too over the top and there were a lot of missed opportunities to have some fun with one of the best comedic actors of our time, Eddie Murphy.
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Regardless, if you enjoyed *Coming to America* and the *Nutty Professor*, then you'll like this. Eddie Murphy is Norbit, Rasputia and Mr. Wong, which I didn't catch on until later on in the movie. Yep, he's that good.
Orphanage life is all that Norbit knows, raised by the Asian Mr. Wong. Once his best friend, Kate, has been adopted, life for Norbit has become hell. Soon, chunky Rasputia enters the pictures and declares herself as Norbit's girlfriend.
Life is supposed to get better as you get older, eh? Well, not for Norbit, he ends up stuck getting married to Rasputia, along with her 3 brothers. They all own a construction company. Unknown to Norbit, the brothers wants to buy out the orphanage for their own illegal purposes. However, Mr. Wong is having none of it.
Well, soon enters Kate, Norbit's childhood friend, along with her fiance, Deion. Kate wants to buy the orphanage and continue the business. However, her fiance has another purpose for this building and is soon in cahoots with Rasputia's 3 brothers.
Meanwhile, Norbit is torn between his loveless marriage to Rasputia and his lifelong love for Kate.
Rasputia cracks me up. She's this huge gal who doesn't give a flying fig about what anyone thinks of her. She's this "little princess" who gets what and when she wants.
Once again, this was a funny movie. However, there were some parts that were just dry that made you looked at your watch and wished it was over already. It's those parts that make the movie from being "great!" However, still funny.
all these characters. Especially the patience to be hours after hours in the chair for the adding /removing of the makeup and fat suits. I enjoyed the movie, did laugh here and there and like most people i thaught
Rasputia was a very mean selfish person, which made me root for Norbit.
This is not one of Eddie's best movies, but it sure is not one of his
worse. This man has quite a talent for doing multiple characters...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Rasputia and her brothers are over the top mean. Don't bother to rent/watch this one.Published 13 days ago by Hellsie15
Very funny movie. Made me laugh out loud. Family enjoyed the movie Night.Published 24 days ago by cstingvl