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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.

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Brian Robbins

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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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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 »

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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

Gross USA:

$95,673,607

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,313,561
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Thandie Newton underwent a strict diet during the filming of the film because the script described Kate as a girl much thinner than a common girl and to make Rasputia look heavier before her. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 13 mins) Rasputia dissolves Kate's Potato Head doll in acid. Later, she finds the doll in the basement, only slightly damaged by the acid. It is unknown how this happened. See more »

Quotes

Teen Attendant: Excuse me ma'am. We have a 300 lb weight limit.
Rasputia: I don't weigh no damn 300 lbs. I weigh 165! How YOU doin'?
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Referenced in At the Movies: The Worst of 2007 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

I Only Want to Be with You
Written by Mike Hawker (as Michael Hawker) and Ivor Raymonde
Performed by Dusty Springfield
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Not very bad
9 February 2007 | by Hint523See all my reviews

Norbit is a movie about "wimpy" Eddie Murphy getting married to "fat and mean" Eddie Murphy after being orphaned and left to live with "Chinese racist" Eddie Murphy. He can't divorce his wife because she has 3 older brothers that will beat the crap out of him. He is in love with his childhood sweetheart (Newton) who wants to get married to another man (Gooding Jr). It had a lot of funny parts, and a lot of parts that were given away on the trailer (as always). I liked it because it didn't rant about how bad fat people are, which is what most of these comedies do, and it didn't have any parts that made me roll my eyes. There were a lot of REALLY funny parts at a fair and in a church, and a lot of parts that were bad, but it rounded itself out to a five, meaning not positive OR negative.

Only see it if you want to. And it's not as bad as people are saying.


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