History Film / Norbit

4th Sep '17 12:51:57 PM Chris116
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%%* BlackComedyRape
%%* TheBrute: All of Rasputia's brothers qualify. Rasputia herself qualifies too.



%%* CatchPhrase: "How YOU doin'!"

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%%* * CatchPhrase: Rasputia has one, "How YOU doin'!"



%%* ChildhoodFriendRomance

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%%* ChildhoodFriendRomance* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Norbit and Kate, who beat the odds and get married at the end of the film.



%%* ExtremeDoormat: Norbit until the end.

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%%* * ExtremeDoormat: Norbit until the end.end when he's willing to make a stand in front of the entire town and publicly call out Rasputia.



%%* GoldDigger: Deion

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%%* * FiveBadBand: Black Jack serves as the leader of the Lattimores, making him the BigBad. Rasputia is the largest and most physical threat, making her TheBrute (though she is TheHeavy of the story). Earl is TheDarkChick, pretty much too unfocused to do anything right. Blue serves as both TheDragon being Jack's right-hand man and also TheEvilGenius, as Rasputia even says he's the smartest brother. [[spoiler: Deion is the SixthRanger]].
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GoldDigger: Deion[[spoiler: Deion, as he marries rich women only for their money, then makes a killing off of divorce settlements.]]



* TheHeavy: Rasputia, as while she's the main threat in Norbit's life and the most dangerous threat, her older brother Jack is really the one calling the shots and organizing the Lattimores' schemes.



%%* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: "I'm coming at you with razor blades and lemon juice, boy."

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%%* * IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: Jack outlines this pretty clearly during Norbit's wedding to Rasputia. "I'm coming at you with razor blades and lemon juice, boy.""
* ImpliedDeathThreat: After finding him on his date with Kate, Rasputia threatens violence against her should Norbit ever see her again by way of pouring acid on a potato doll of Kate.



%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mr. Wong.

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%%* * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mr. Wong.Wong, who's a racist, abrasive old coot, but he still loves Norbit and Kate and is a good father to them.



* MsFanservice: Though literally eclipsed by the disservice of Rasputia, there are some nice scenes with Creator/ThandieNewton.
** Granted, viewers who are ChubbyChaser's may enjoy scenes with Rasputia, particularly in the water park sequence when she spends the entire time in a revealing bikini (and the makeup and special effects portray her obesity pretty convincingly).

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* MsFanservice: Though literally eclipsed by the disservice of Rasputia, there are some nice scenes with Creator/ThandieNewton.
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Creator/ThandieNewton. Granted, viewers who are ChubbyChaser's may enjoy scenes with Rasputia, particularly in the water park sequence when she spends the entire time in a revealing bikini (and the makeup and special effects portray her obesity pretty convincingly).
24th Jan '17 1:56:50 PM faunas
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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Throughout the film, Rasputia abuses Norbit both physically and emotionally. Although [[TheWoobie we're supposed to feel sorry for him]], most of the abuse is [[PlayedForLaughs played for laughs]]. [[DoubleStandard But if the genders were reversed]], then it would be a different story...

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* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: Throughout the film, Rasputia abuses Norbit both physically physically, [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale sexually]] and emotionally. Although [[TheWoobie we're supposed to feel sorry for him]], most of the abuse is [[PlayedForLaughs played for laughs]]. [[DoubleStandard But if the genders were reversed]], then it would be a different story...
6th Dec '16 1:49:51 AM Xtifr
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'''''Norbit''''' is a 2007 comedy film directed Brian Robbins and starring Creator/EddieMurphy in both leading roles, a la ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor''.

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'''''Norbit''''' ''Norbit'' is a 2007 comedy film directed Brian Robbins and starring Creator/EddieMurphy in both leading roles, a la ''Film/TheNuttyProfessor''.
21st Aug '16 12:51:46 PM nombretomado
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[[caption-width-right:350:Here lies EddieMurphy's [[StarDerailingRole career.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Here lies EddieMurphy's Creator/EddieMurphy's [[StarDerailingRole career.]]]]
27th Apr '16 7:33:39 AM rt2012
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* {{Expy}}: Norbit shares some similarities with [[Film/{{Bowfinger}} Jiff Ramsey]], another BlackAndNerdy Eddie Murphy character.
9th Apr '16 2:12:28 PM taddavis
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The film opens with Norbit Allen Rice's (Murphy) parents throwing him to the front of an orphanage from the car door as a baby. Norbit grows up there, which is run by a [[JapaneseRanguage stereotypical Asian man who cannot pronounce "L"]] (also played by Murphy). He falls in love with fellow orphan Kate Thomas (Creator/ThandieNewton) and the two, as children, eventually pretend to marry each other with Ring Pops under a tree. The two are separated when she is adopted. Not long afterward, Norbit meets self-centered, domineering FatBastard Rasputia Latimore (ALSO played by Murphy), who comes from a family of black racketeers. Norbit wallows in misery while being married to her, until Kate turns up one day. Kate as it happens, is engaged to sneaky, slick-talking businessman Dion Hughes (Cuba Gooding Jr). But Norbit is not to be dissuaded, and he starts aiming to edge away from Rasputia and win Kate back.

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The film opens with Norbit Allen Rice's (Murphy) parents throwing him to the front of an orphanage from the car door as a baby. Norbit grows up there, which is run by a [[JapaneseRanguage stereotypical Asian man who cannot pronounce "L"]] (also played by Murphy). He falls in love with fellow orphan Kate Thomas (Creator/ThandieNewton) and the two, as children, eventually pretend to marry each other with Ring Pops under a tree. The two are separated when she is adopted. Not long afterward, Norbit meets self-centered, domineering FatBastard Rasputia Latimore (ALSO played by Murphy), who comes from a family of black racketeers. Norbit wallows in misery while being married to her, until Kate turns up one day. Kate as it happens, is engaged to sneaky, slick-talking businessman Dion Hughes (Cuba Gooding Jr).Gooding, Jr.). But Norbit is not to be dissuaded, and he starts aiming to edge away from Rasputia and win Kate back.



* TheBabyTrap: [[spoiler:Rasputia]] uses this on [[spoiler:Norbit when he is about to leave her.]] But [[spoiler:we the audience know that it's a lie.]]

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* TheBabyTrap: [[spoiler:Rasputia]] uses this on [[spoiler:Norbit when he is about to leave her.]] But [[spoiler:we the audience all know that it's a lie.]]



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Rasputia is more than a little crazy%%. Take the scene where her endlessly increasing weight makes her car almost unbearable to sit in.
-->'''Rasputia''': (''can barely fit in the car'') Dammit Norbit, how many times do I gotta tell you to stop adjust my seat?!?
-->'''Norbit''': (''snaps'') Well you know, you have been eating a lot lately so you're probably just getting too f...
-->'''Rasputia''': (DeathGlare)
-->'''Norbit''': ... The car shrunk! You know, the car shrunk!
-->'''Rasputia''': ... Yeah, you know what, you might be right! It's been raining a lot lately!

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Rasputia is more than a little crazy%%. Take the scene where her endlessly increasing weight makes her car almost unbearable to sit in.
crazy.
-->'''Rasputia''': (''can barely fit in the her car'') Dammit Damn it, Norbit, how many times do I gotta tell you to stop adjust my seat?!?
seat?
-->'''Norbit''': (''snaps'') Well Well, you know, you have been eating a lot lately lately, so you're probably just getting too f...
too--
-->'''Rasputia''': (DeathGlare)
-->'''Norbit''': ...
(''immediately gives him a DeathGlare'')
-->'''Norbit''': ''(backtracks)''
The car shrunk! You know, the car shrunk!
-->'''Rasputia''': ... Yeah, you know what, you what? You might be right! right. It's been raining a lot lately!lately.
29th Feb '16 10:26:03 AM Chris116
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* WorthyOpponent: Mr. Wong is the only man in town that the Lattimores respect and genuinely fear since he's not afraid to stand up to them with a harpoon.
15th Jan '16 2:42:34 AM Eagal
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* UsefulNotes/AcademyAward: Believe it or not, the film received an Oscar nomination, albeit for Best Makeup. (given that Rick Baker did the make up, this isn't that hard to believe. Rasputia in a bikini, unpleasant though she may look, is extremely convincing, and Murphy is only recognizable by his voice as Rasputia.) So technically, we could refer to it as "The UsefulNotes/AcademyAward-nominated ''Norbit''." (At the ceremony, host Creator/JonStewart noted: "Even Norbit got a nomination, which I think is great. Too often the Academy ignores movies that aren't good.") Fortunately, the only trophies it collected were Murphy's three [=Razzies=].
15th Jan '16 2:41:43 AM Eagal
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* BlackComedyRape
* TheBrute: All of Rasputia's brothers qualify. Rasputia herself qualifies too.

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* %%* BlackComedyRape
* %%* TheBrute: All of Rasputia's brothers qualify. Rasputia herself qualifies too.



* CatchPhrase: "How YOU doin'!"

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* %%* CatchPhrase: "How YOU doin'!"



* ChildhoodFriendRomance

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* %%* ChildhoodFriendRomance



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Rasputia is more than a little crazy. Take the scene where her endlessly increasing weight makes her car almost unbearable to sit in.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Rasputia is more than a little crazy.crazy%%. Take the scene where her endlessly increasing weight makes her car almost unbearable to sit in.



* ExtremeDoormat: Norbit until the end.
* FanDisservice: TheMovie.
* {{Fat B|astard}}itch: Rasputia.

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* %%* ExtremeDoormat: Norbit until the end.
* FanDisservice: TheMovie.
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%%* FanDisservice
%%*
{{Fat B|astard}}itch: Rasputia.



* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad: Big Jack, who's the mastermind of the whole plan and the oldest of the Lattimores.
** TheDragon: [[spoiler: Deion]].
** TheBrute: Rasputia, who is also the true BigBad to Norbit.
** TheEvilGenius: Blue.
** TheDarkChick: Earl.
* [[spoiler:GoldDigger: Deion]]
* {{Gonk}}: Rasputia.

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* FiveBadBand:
** BigBad: Big Jack, who's the mastermind of the whole plan and the oldest of the Lattimores.
** TheDragon: [[spoiler: Deion]].
** TheBrute: Rasputia, who is also the true BigBad to Norbit.
** TheEvilGenius: Blue.
** TheDarkChick: Earl.
* [[spoiler:GoldDigger: Deion]]
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%%* GoldDigger: Deion
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{{Gonk}}: Rasputia.



* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer / BigBrotherInstinct: "I'm coming at you with razor blades and lemon juice, boy."
* {{Jerkass}}: Rasputia.
** Deion as well. He made a deal with Rasputia's brothers that he'll transform Mr. Wong's orphanage into a strip club once he marries Kate. [[spoiler:He was also revealed to have married a few women, only to divorce them and made a lot of money through divorce settlements while neglecting his own children with them.]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mr. Wong.

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* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer / BigBrotherInstinct: %%* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: "I'm coming at you with razor blades and lemon juice, boy."
* {{Jerkass}}: Rasputia.
{{Jerkass}}:
** Deion as well.Deion. He made a deal with Rasputia's brothers that he'll transform Mr. Wong's orphanage into a strip club once he marries Kate. [[spoiler:He was also revealed to have married a few women, only to divorce them and made a lot of money through divorce settlements while neglecting his own children with them.]]
* ** Rasputia.
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JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mr. Wong.



* NiceGuy: Norbit.

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* %%* NiceGuy: Norbit.



** [[FridgeLogic Fear obviously.]] Rasputia's a total control freak and sees Norbit as more her property than a husband. Doesn't help that he's way too meek to stick up for himself.



* RedAndWhiteComedyPoster

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* %%* RedAndWhiteComedyPoster



* SassyBlackWoman: Taken UpToEleven.

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* %%* SassyBlackWoman: Taken UpToEleven.



* StealthPun: Since both Norbit and Rasputia are played by Eddie Murphy, Eddie simply went to [[IncrediblyLamePun Go]] [[PrecisionFStrike fuck himself.]]
** Technically, the same is true when he played [[TheNuttyProfessor Anna and Cletus Klump]].



* TinyGuyHugeGirl

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* TinyGuyHugeGirlTinyGuyHugeGirl: Rasputia is enormously overweight, compared to the very skinny Norbit.
15th Jan '16 2:36:58 AM Eagal
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''Norbit'' was a commercial success but the film was [[CriticalDissonance blasted by critics]], largely for its [[BlackComedy subject matter]], and Murphy picked up three [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzies]] for his various performances. Murphy had been considered a lock to win an Oscar for his role in ''{{Theatre/Dreamgirls}}'' the same year; when [[AwardSnub he lost]], many suggested the release of ''Norbit'' during the balloting process was to blame.

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''Norbit'' was a commercial success but the film was [[CriticalDissonance blasted by critics]], largely for its [[BlackComedy subject matter]], and Murphy picked up three [[UsefulNotes/GoldenRaspberryAward Razzies]] for his various performances. Murphy had been considered a lock to win an Oscar for his role in ''{{Theatre/Dreamgirls}}'' the same year; when [[AwardSnub he lost]], many suggested the release of ''Norbit'' during the balloting process was to blame.
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