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Norbit (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 9 February 2007 (USA)
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A mild-mannered guy, who is married to a monstrous woman, meets the woman of his dreams, and schemes to find a way to be with her.

Director:

Brian Robbins

Writers:

Eddie Murphy (screenplay), Charlie Murphy (screenplay) (as Charles Murphy) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Norbit / Rasputia / Mr. Wong
Thandie Newton ... Kate Thomas
Terry Crews ... Big Jack Latimore
Clifton Powell ... Earl Latimore
Lester Speight ... Blue Latimore (as Lester 'Rasta' Speight)
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Deion Hughes
Eddie Griffin ... Pope Sweet Jesus
Katt Williams ... Lord Have Mercy
Floyd Levine ... Abe the Tailor
Anthony Russell ... Giovanni
Pat Crawford Brown ... Mrs. Henderson
Jeanette Miller ... Mrs. Coleman
Michael Colyar ... Morris the Barber
Marlon Wayans ... Buster
Alexis Rhee ... Mrs. Ling Ling Wong
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Storyline

Norbit is a normal person, who after being adopted by Mr. Wong, ends up being married to the very large, Rasputia. Norbit's childhood love, Kate Thomas arrives back in town to buy the orphanage. Norbit sees this as his chance to get back together with Kate, until he discovers that she is in fact engaged to Deion Hughes. Norbit isn't going to lay this to rest, whilst he tries to survive life with Rasputia, and it looks like Deion also has something he would like to keep secret. Written by simon

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Taglines:

Have You Ever Made A Really Big Mistake? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, some nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mad Fat Wife See more »

Filming Locations:

Agoura, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,195,434, 11 February 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$95,673,607

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,313,561
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

To make Rasputia's voice, Eddie Murphy placed ice cubes in his throat to get a raspy, high-pitched voice. See more »

Goofs

After Norbit crashes when learning to ride the bicycle, Kate comes up to talk to Norbit. The bicycle is lying on the ground. After Kate helps Norbit up from the ground, the bicycle is leaning on her. See more »

Quotes

Rasputia: [laughs when Kate doesn't believe Norbit's story on Deion, a corrupt goldigger/cheater] Well, well, Norbit. You lose again! Once a loser, always a loser. Now, come on! Let's go!
Norbit: [to Kate] Yeah, I thought you'd feel that way about it, Kate. And that's why I took the liberty of inviting some of Deion's ex-wives down so maybe they can tell you for themselves. LADIES!
[Deion is shocked and frightened to see his three exes and their children walk in the church]
Ex-Wife #1: Hello, Antoine! I've been looking ...
[...]
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Soundtracks

Don't Cha
Written by Sir Mix A Lot (as Ray Anthony), CeeLo Green (as Thomas Calloway) & Busta Rhymes (as Trevor Smith)
Performed by The Pussycat Dolls with Busta Rhymes
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Well *I* really like this movie anyway ... ;-)
9 November 2009 | by sb-29See all my reviews

I'm not sure how to put this... I've seen this movie maybe 4 or 5 times and it never gets old for me. Sure its certainly not politically correct but the timing and Eddie Murphy's numerous outstanding performances are just amazing. Probably some of his best performances ever.

I'll continue to watch this movie when I need something totally mindless to give me some quick laughs.

Marlon Wayans' tap dance instructor is also a hilarious performance and Thandie Newton is as hot as ever.

I'm not sure why there is a minimum length for comments of 10 lines on IMDb. Seems a bit pointless :-)


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