16 Facts About Norbit


Norbit is a 2007 American comedy film, directed by Brian Robbins, and co-written by, co-produced by, and starring Eddie Murphy.

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Five years later, Norbit is rescued from playground bullies by a tough, overweight girl Rasputia Latimore, who becomes his protector from the other bullies and best friend, but eventually grows into an arrogant and tyrannical woman.

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Norbit is belittled by Rasputia's three older brothers Big Black Jack, Blue, and Earl, working as a bookkeeper at their construction company.

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Norbit is stunned to see Kate for the first time since childhood, and his affection for her reignites as he learns she is buying Mr Wong's orphanage, but is disappointed to learn she is engaged to a man named Deion Hughes.

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The brothers dupe Norbit into getting Kate to sign papers to renew the restaurant's liquor license in the Latimores' name.

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Norbit's meeting with Kate leads to helping rehearse her wedding, where a kiss between them makes her reconsider marrying Deion.

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When Kate later learns about the deal from Deion, she goes to confront Norbit and sees him being held prisoner by Rasputia in their basement.

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Norbit seemed like a good fit, following on from playing multiple characters in a family comedy as Murphy had done before with Dr Dolittle and The Nutty Professor.

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Norbit was the first of three films where director Brian Robbins and Eddie Murphy worked together.

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Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle gave the movie a positive review, suggesting that Norbit might help Murphy's chances of winning an Oscar for his role in Dreamgirls, saying that his work playing three distinct characters in Norbit is more impressive than anything he did in Dreamgirls.

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Norbit has a strange sort of perfect chemistry with Thandie Newton, and that's just not something I would have expected.

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Norbit suggested that Robbins films "were neither designed for, nor marketed to, people who pay all that much attention to movie critics".

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Industry projections expected Norbit to earn about $20 million in its opening weekend, and Paramount were projecting earnings of $25 million.

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Norbit was nominated for eight Golden Raspberry Awards including Worst Picture, and won three awards, all for Eddie Murphy as three different characters.

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Soundtrack for Norbit was released on February 6,2007 by Lakeshore Records.

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Norbit was released on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and HD DVD on June 5,2007.

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