Eddie Murphy is currently the frontrunner to win an Oscar for his role in “Dreamgirls.” However, some think that his new movie “Norbit” is hurting his chances. Voting is currently underway and some experts think that timing on release of the movie is way off. One Oscar consultant said, “I think his performance in ‘Dreamgirls’ is so fabulous” and deserves to win the Academy Award. But, he added, Murphy’s latest comedy offering “doesn’t help.”
The movie is also under fire for portraying racial stereotypes. Eddie plays characters from a fat, black, uneducated woman to a stereotypical Asian man. Activists think it’s extremely in poor taste especially since it’s Black History Month.
I don’t care what people say. Norbit is a piece of cinematic genius. Not since “Little Man” has a movie like this come along. I’m joking. I totally understand why Eddie did it. He’s trying to pull another Nutty Professfor, but it isn’t working. What I don’t understand is why the hell Thandie Newton is in this? Isn’t she like a serious Thespian? Does she need the dough that bad?