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

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

''Norbit'' was a commercial success but the film was [[CriticalDissonance blasted by critics]], largely for its [[BlackComedy subject matter]], and Murphy picked up three [[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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!!This film provides examples of:
* ActingForTwo: Acting for three, actually.
* 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.) So technically, we could refer to it as "The 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=].
* 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.]]
** [[spoiler: She even forgets about it shortly after and says it was just gas.]]
* BadassGrandpa: Mr. Wong, the orphanage owner. When Rasputia's brothers try to take his orphanage and threaten him, he leaps up onto the table wielding a ''harpoon'' and is about the only one in town they're afraid of (besides their sister). Wong is also known to fearlessly and frequently insult Rasputia (by calling her a fat gorilla) face-to-face whenever they meet, something the townspeople and her brothers won't even think about doing. [[spoiler: In the end, he defeats Rasputia by harpooning her in the "blow hole".]]
* BeleagueredAssistant: Norbit when he works for Rasputia's brothers.
* BerserkButton: Rasputia doesn't like it when Norbit doesn't do what she tells him, and loses it when he stands up for himself and calls her "fat, ugly bitch". Even her brothers are scared of her.
* BlackComedyRape
* TheBrute: All of Rasputia's brothers qualify. Rasputia herself qualifies too.
* BullyHunter: Mr. Wong, who is the only person in town brave enough to stand up to the Latimores.
* ButtMonkey: Norbit, pretty much throughout his life.
* CatchPhrase: "How YOU doin'!"
* ChasedByAngryNatives: [[spoiler: Rasputia was the only reason the town never took action against the Latimores (until the climax at least). Once Wong sends her fleeing after spearing her in the ass. They have no trouble running her brothers out of town.]]
* ChildhoodFriendRomance
* CoolLoser: Norbit. The fact that Rasputia has to threaten a kid so he picks Norbit over a kid with a halo illustrates his status as one.
* DerailingLoveInterests: [[spoiler:Deion turns out to be a self-centered, unfaithful dick who wants to turn Norbit's orphanage into a strip club and has several children with different women.]]
* 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...
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler: Poor Norbit goes through a lot. But in the end, he's finally free of Rasputia's hold on him and can marry his true sweetheart, Kate.]]
* EvilLaugh: Rasputia did one after she [[KickTheDog maimed Lloyd the pug]] [[spoiler:and another one during Kate and Deion's wedding, when Norbit initially failed to expose Deion's unscrupulousness]].
* ExtremeDoormat: Norbit until the end.
* FanDisservice: TheMovie.
* {{Fat B|astard}}itch: Rasputia.
* [[spoiler:GoldDigger: Deion]]
* {{Gonk}}: Rasputia.
* HenpeckedHusband: The entire premise.
* 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.
* KickTheDog: Rasputia runs over Lloyd with her car, breaking his legs, for no reason.
** She even [[WouldHurtAChild threatens to kill some kids]] and doesn't care if it's in public.
* LetsGetDangerous: Mr. Wong, Mrs. Henderson, and some of the local vendors do this during the moment mentioned below, even though most of them, except for [[CoolOldGuy Wong]], prove to be no match for Rasputia. Bonus points for [[CoolOldLady Mrs. Henderson]] [[HandbagOfHurt swinging purses around]] and going [[NeverMessWithGranny "BRING IT, BITCHES!"]]
* MisfitMobilizationMoment: The entire town gets one when [[spoiler:Norbit finally stands up to Rasputia and reveals her and her brother's plan. Yeah, most of them are no match for her, but when she's defeated, they make up for it by chasing her brothers down and making them pay.]] Also counts as a TheDogBitesBack moment for the entire town.
* MsFanservice: Though literally eclipsed by the disservice of Rasputia, there are some nice scenes with Creator/ThandieNewton.
* NiceGuy: Norbit.
* NobodyPoops: Inverted. Norbit and Kate actually do it together as kids.
* OhCrap: [[spoiler: Rasputia's brothers after she flees from the town after getting speared in the behind. Since she was the only thing holding the townspeople off, their reaction is pretty justified.]]
* ParentalAbandonment: Norbit's parents dropped him off at the orphanage by throwing him out of the car.....without stopping it or even slowing down.....and laughing as they drove away. Geez even in childhood, the poor guy never caught a break.
* PlotHole: Several audience members had to question why Norbit stayed with Raspustia after [[spoiler: finding out she lied about being pregnant.]] That was the only reason he was staying with her so why didn't he just go.
** [[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.
* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: "Yes, Wong very racist. Don't like black. Don't like Jew either. But blacks and Jews love Chinese food. Go figure."
* RedAndWhiteComedyPoster
* RunningGag: Norbert quietly calls her a bitch. Pretending he's shouting it to her.
* SassyBlackWoman: Taken UpToEleven.
* ScaryBlackMan: Any of Rasputia's brothers can be considered this.
* StealthPun: Since both Norbit and Rasputia are played by Eddie Murphy, Eddie simply went to [[IncrediblyLamePun Go]] [[PrecisionFStrike fuck himself.]]
* TalkingToHimself
* ThisIsGonnaSuck: Norbit when he gets home from his date with Kate and Rasputia's brother tells him, "I'd hate to be you now".
* TinyGuyHugeGirl
* UglyGuyHotWife: [[spoiler: Norbit and Kate at the end of the movie.]]
* WeaksauceWeakness: Rasputia has proven to be a total tank that not even a crowd of people can stop her. What finally does? [[spoiler: A spear thrown into her ass by Mr. Wong which sends her running like a chicken.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: Deion. After he was chased by his ex-wives and children, his fate was never mentioned.]]
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: [[spoiler: Kate]]
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