Directed by: Brian Robbins
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton, Terry Crews
Finally, we come to the end of the “stupid comedy” movie challenge, and god DAMN was this a brutal one. Norbit isn’t the worst of the bunch, nor is it the best. In fact, it’s basically entirely unremarkable, except that I’m always surprised when I see Cuba Gooding Jr. in a movie. I just always forget that he is a movie actor who was in actual real-life movies.
An orphan named Norbit married a fat woman, and now he regrets it. His childhood friend who is a hot woman comes back into his life and he falls in love with her. But he can’t divorce his mean wife because her brothers are the local mob and they’ll kill him! Oh no! Eventually it happens anyway and everybody lives happily ever after except for the bad guys who go down to Mexico and… live happily ever after.
This movie is just… so bland. Every joke is obvious and unfunny, the characters are less than one-dimensional, and Eddie Murphy plays a hundred characters for no reason whatsoever. AGAIN. Unless you really, REALLY think that fat people are funny just on account of being fat, there is absolutely no reason to see this movie. And if you do think that, then I really couldn’t care less what it is you do, so long as it’s far away from me.