History Film / Norbit

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
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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.
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