Congratulations, Eddie Murphy, you’ve made a movie that’s worst than even The Adventures of Pluto Nash. I don’t know how you did it, but you did.
Murphy plays three different roles in the movie, but none of them are remotely funny. The main one is Norbit, a nerdy character who has married a super bully and extremely fat Rasputia (played by Murphy too).
Rasputia is a horrible character. She has no redeeming qualities. She runs over dogs and cheats on her husband. She’s just disgusting to look at and Eddie Murphy isn’t interested in making her complex in any way. This is the same Murphy they did a wonderful job in Dreamgirls. What the hell happened?
There is not a single good thing in this movie worth mentioning. When you combine the shitty powers of Cuba Gooding Jr., Marlon Wayans and Eddie Griffin, you get an aimless mess of a movie with these three bad actors. I’m all for crude humor, but this movie is just dreadful. It feels like a child wrote the script and an15-year directed it. I mean you won’t even care about the main plot. I’m not even sure there is a plot, because the story goes everywhere and nowhere at the same time.
Listen, I like fat jokes and bathroom humor, but this movie is too mean for its own good. Sure we’ve met people like Rasputia, but do we need an entire movie devoted to her? Stop making these movies, Eddie. Just stop.
Don’t watch this movie. You will regret it.