If youre an Eddie Murphy fan, and you have a big smile on your face because hes experiencing some sort of career resurgence with Dreamgirls
, prepare to have that smile smacked right off your face. Norbit
chases one of Eddies career high points (I still say Trading Places
was his career best) with possibly his very worst film. It is full-on awful. I wont blame Murphy for this. The man is super talented. Somebody got the idea to return him to comedic form with another multicharacter movie like Coming to America
and The Nutty Professor
, and it just went haywire. Seeing Murphy under pounds of Rick Baker makeup is always instantly amusing, but then he has to open his mouth and share the screen with others, so youd better give him a script worth reading.