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Ha! A good laugh and great concept. Murphy is and always will be king of comedy. A gifted talent. Duke was too. The message was deep, perhaps too deep for some of the mall-type movie goers. It's entertainment. Not complex, just a good laugh. See in theaters or rent it. It doesn't matter. Funny both I sure.
I liked it. Not a complex story - does it need to be? But an enjoyable way to spend 90 minutes or so. Great comic bursts from Clark Duke. Some people are not ready- emotionally or ineffectually - for the journey that Eckhart Tolle or Deepak Chopra are trying to take them on to self discovery. This movie is good for those who can hear that lesson in a more accessible and entertaining way.
There seem to be two types of Eddie Murphy films: great ones, and absolutely horrible ones. A Thousand Words was shot in 2008, so you can probably guess which one this is. This movie was directed by Brian Robbins, who collaborated with Murphy on the turkeys Norbit and Meet Dave. A Thousand Words makes it a trifecta, as these guys should stay away from each other forever. Not that another director would have helped. This movie stinks from top to bottom. Murphy plays Jack, a literary agent who, surprise, is a smooth talker who ignores his wife and kid in favor of business, and who isn't beyond lying to get ahead. He meets a self-help guru, who sees the type of smooth operator Jack is. Soon, there's a magic tree in Jack's back yard, and every time speaks, a leaf falls for each word. When all the leaves fall, Jack dies. Guess how many leaves are on the tree? Yep, it's that obvious, and so is the rest of the movie. You know exactly what's going to happen to this selfish man. The script necessitates that Murphy not talk much, which sucks, since he (used to be) funny. Here, he just makes unfunny faces, and if you look deep into his eyes, you can tell that Eddie himself feels desperate about being in this film. The only thing that makes this any better is that the movie was made back in 2008, when Murphy was known for this kind of thing. Maybe this is just a cleaning out of the vaults, and we'll get the funny Eddie again.
This is a comedy about literary agent Jack McCall who lies to spiritual guru and suffers the consequences, the film is directed by Brian Robbins and stars Eddie Murphy, Cliff Curtis and Kerry Washington. This was an awful film and i definitely do not recommend seeing it in the theaters. The film was extremely stupid and not funny at all. The camera was always so close to Murphy’s which was always hyperactive and annoying and it was hard to watch. The film was a sad reminder that Murphy should retire as soon as possible because it is sad to watch him. The film was supposed to be a comedy but it was not funny and also in the second half of the film it changed into a sentimental and emotional mess. Overall, I suggest you save your money and time and skip this film.
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