Norbit parents guide


Overall D

No one would really like to live with him or her self, or so the movie Norbit appears to prove. Staring as both a husband and overbearing wife, Eddie Murphy tries to wiggle out of the marriage once he meets dreamy Kate (Thandie Newton) and discovers his wife in bed with another man. Likewise, the filmmakers may also have a difficult time wiggling out of the potential criticism for the many mean-spirited ethnic and religious portrayals in this film.

Release date February 8, 2007

Violence C-
Sexual Content C-
Profanity C-
Substance Use B-

Why is Norbit rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Norbit PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, some nudity and language. (The film was originally rated R, but was edited for re-rating.)

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Norbit rated PG-13? Norbit is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for crude and sexual humor, some nudity and language. (The film was originally rated R, but was edited for re-rating.)

Like many films of this genre, Norbit contains plenty of bathroom humor and jokes about bodily functions. There is lots of near and rear nudity as well—especially Rasputia’s character (whose skin, arguably, is not real) and another man with whom Rasputia begins having a recreational sexual relationship (we see his buttocks and upper torso after Norbit discovers the two of them in bed together). Sexual sounds are also heard. In addition, the film’s characters are often mean-spirited, intimidating, and bullying. Besides Norbit, other groups speared included the elderly and animals. For instance, people are physically abused (thrown from a window on one occasion) and trampled, while a dog is also deliberately run over with a car—all for comedic effect. Moderate and mild profanities and other expletives are heard frequently, including disrespectful references to Christian deity. Social drinking is portrayed.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse & Sexual Language, Nudity.
Alberta PG Crude Content, Sexual Content, Not Recommended For Young Children
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Crude Content, Coarse Language.Sexual Content. Not Recommended for Children.-----
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Sexual Content, Language May Offend.
Quebec 13+ Vulgar Language.
Martimes 14A Sexual Content. Not Recommended for Children.
Canadian Home Video PG

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News About "Norbit"

Cast and Crew

Norbit is directed by and stars Eddie Murphy.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Norbit movie is June 4, 2007. Here are some details…

DVD Release Date: 5 June 2007

Paramount Home Entertainment presents Norbit in Blu-ray, widescreen and full screen. Audio tracks are available in Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (English and French), with subtitles in English and Spanish.

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Actor Eddie Murphy can be seen in the more family friendly film Daddy Day Care, and heard as the voice of Donkey in Shrek I and Shrek II.