• Publication date: September 1, 2011

A marriage proposal he literally could not refuse Norbit: A supersized mistake!

Superstar musician, actor and comedian, Eddie Murphy, plays multiple characters, including the outrageous and supersized Rasputia Latimore, an overweight, overbearing and frighteningly aggressive woman who marries Norbit, a skinny, geeky, meek and generally innocent man.

Superstar musician, actor and comedian, Eddie Murphy, plays multiple characters, including the outrageous and supersized Rasputia Latimore, an overweight, overbearing and frighteningly aggressive woman who marries Norbit, a skinny, geeky, meek and generally innocent man.

The movie begins in 1967 when Norbit�s mother abandoned her son by throwing him out of a car window at the steps of the Golden Wonton, a dual-purpose orphanage and Chinese restaurant owned and operated by Murphy�s third character in the film, Mr. Wong. Upon discovering the baby Mr. Wong is convinced that he is far too ugly for anyone else to adopt and raises Norbit in the orphanage/restaurant.

Things are not all bad though. He grows up alongside fellow orphan Kate Thomas who befriends the boy; Norbit develops a crush on Kate and both serve as the other�s protector for a period of time. Unfortunately Kate is eventually adopted by a family and says farewell to the orphanage, leaving the pathetic and wimpy child to fend for himself. Immediately after Kate�s departure bullies unmercifully beat and taunt Norbit. He is �rescued�, however, by then teenage Rasputia, a female brute that even the playground�s toughest boys fear.

Against Norbit�s will, and partially out of necessity the two become boyfriend and girlfriend, then soon husband and wife. Yet he still cannot forget his childhood sweetheart, Kate. Years later Norbit may have one last chance to win her back � but not without living under the constant fear and surveillance of his dreadful wife.

Norbit�s disdain for Rasputia stretches far beyond her lack of physical beauty or womanly demeanor: her three thug brothers are planning to purchase the Golden Wonton and transform it into a gentlemen�s club, leaving dozens of children homeless. With Kate�s help though the nerdy underdog may finally save the day and win the woman of his dreams.

The film�s soundtrack features a heavy dose of contemporary pop and hip-hop favorites. Artists present include Yung Joc, Kelis, Unk and many more.

Norbit is rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, some nudity and harsh language.

Year: 2007

Runtime: 102 mins

Genre: Comedy

Starring:

Eddie Murphy

Thandie Newton

Eddie Griffin

Katt Williams

Marlon Wayans

Cuba Gooding Jr

Charlie Murphy

Directed by: Brian Robbins