Have you ever made a really big mistake?
Originally when I saw the preview for Norbit, I immediately thought
the Nutty Professor 2 and cringed at another Eddie Murphy movie that
was a rehash of old gags and fart jokes. I was wrong.
This humorous story revolves
around Norbit whose luck has always been out of his reach for this
entire life and when his parents throw him out of their car as a
baby, our luckless hero is opted by Mr. Wong (Eddie Murphy) who
happens to run a Chinese restaurant orphanage.
As a child Norbit
quickly befriends Kate (Thandie Newton) and they soon become
childhood sweethearts but as luck would have it, Kate is torn away
from Norbit and his girlfriend is adopted.
The loveless Norbit is soon
befriended by overweight and overbearing Rasputia (Eddie Murpy) and
a one sided romance begins. Rasputia soon forces marriage upon Norbit
and just when Norbit thinks his life is set in stone and misery,
luck has had a chance of heart and our hero stumbles upon Kate and their love is rekindled, only to be thrown in
jeopardy by the cheating Rasputia.
Murphy does an amazing job at
playing all three totally different characters in this entertaining
comedy, whether its the racist and stereotypically Mr. Wong, the shy
and bumbling nice guy Norbit or the obese and sometimes vulgar
Rasputia, the way Murphy plays off against himself is sheer genius.
Norbit contains a steady amount of humour throughout the movie,
although in some places it is quite clichéd and predictable but this
is what Murphy does best, making viewers laugh and this is the
perfect movie for those that wish to laugh out loud.
The video and sound quality of Norbit is a first class movie
experience that contains vibrant colours, sharp pictures and high
definition Dolby Digital 5.1 sound. Match that with a plethora of
special features such as the insightful "Man of 1,000 Faces"
featurette which explains to the viewer how all three characters
appear onscreen at once is truly fascinating. Recommended stuff!
* The Making of Norbit
* Man of 1,000 Faces
* Power Tap
* The Stunts of Norbit
* Deleted Scenes
* Photo Gallery
* Theatrical Trailer