History Film / Norbit

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
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{{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.
27th Dec '15 6:38:52 PM diradoo
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** [[FridgeLogic Fear obviously.]] Rasputia's a total control freak and sees Norbit as more her property then a husband. Doesn't help that he's way too meek to stick up for himself.

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** [[FridgeLogic Fear obviously.]] Rasputia's a total control freak and sees Norbit as more her property then than a husband. Doesn't help that he's way too meek to stick up for himself.
27th Dec '15 1:17:46 PM Chris116
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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.
-->'''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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* FatComicRelief: Rasputia is a walking example of this trope, with countless jokes at the expense of her obesity. Though the movie can never decide on what her actual weight is thanks to her weight being PlayedForLaughs: she does not break the water slide she rides which has a 300 lb weight limit but not only appears much bigger than that, but frequently seems like she weighs about 300 lbs more than that.


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** 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).
* NeverMyFault: ''Nothing'' is Rasputia's fault, according to her. Her status as a rampant VillainousGlutton and her obesity is clearly to blame for her not fitting in her own car, but she chalks it up to the car shrinking.
25th Dec '15 1:01:15 AM AdamC
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* {{Yellowface}}: Murphy as Wong.
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