Synopsis: Norbit is a normal person, who after being adopted by Mr. Wong, ends up being married to the very large, Rasputia. Norbit's childhood love, Kate Thomas arrives back in town to buy the orphanage. Norbit sees this as his chance to get back together with Kate, until he discovers that she is in fact engaged to Deion Hughes. Norbit isn't going to lay this to rest, whilst he tries to survive life with Rasputia, and it looks like Deion also has something he would like to keep secret.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Brian Robbins
Production: Dreamworks Distribution LLC
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

Everyone has their path in life,

and this is more or less

where mine started.

My name is Norbit Albert Rice,

and I was an orphan.

I like to think my parents

loved me very much,

but just didn't have the means

to properly care for me.

I can see them researching

all of the orphanages in the area,

agonizing over their choices,

trying to make sure

their precious little boy

was raised in the perfect environment.

Ling Ling! Someone left another one!

Coyotes, go! Get! Back! Back, coyotes!

Get out here! You not eat another baby.

Oh, crap. Another black one.

Can't give these away.

You ugly black one, too.

You be here long time.

Nobody ever come and say,

"Give me the ugly, black one."

You very ugly baby.

The ugliest baby I ever seen.

A lot of people think

that orphanages are cold and scary,

but the Golden Wonton

was a great place to grow up.

We had everything

normal children had. Pets...

Here. Play with that.

...a big backyard,

and lots of kids to play with.

Ling Ling!

The children got in MSG barrel.

Now all their hair gonna fall out again.

You stupid orphan!

Nobody want a bald orphan!

Norbit, how you find family with no hair?

Nobody want a bald Norbit!

What the hell wrong

with the children here?

Mr. Wong was a very interesting man.

In addition to his love for children

and preparation of fine Asian cuisine,

he had a real passion

for oldtime whaling.

It's a whale, ho!

Die, you sonofa!

Bingo! Right in the blow hole!

Norbit, where you go?

Why you run off like little b*tch?

After Marvin Browning got lost

downtown for a couple of weeks,

the orphanage started using

a buddy system.

Go, Norbit!

My buddy was little Kate.

Go, Norbit! Go, Norbit!

That's okay. You're doing good.

Kate and I were always together.

Playing checkers...

Oh, man.


...watching scary movies.

Why, we even pooped together.

And then one day, Kate and I decided

that we should tie the knot.

We got married

under the great big oak tree.

I now pronounce you my wife.

And I pronounce you my husband.

It's watermelon.

Yours is green apple.

I think it's time for us to kiss now.

And we lived happily ever after

for about two weeks

until she got adopted.

Bye, Norbit.

I didn't do too much bike riding

after that.

When Kate left, there was an

odd number of kids at the orphanage,

so I was buddyless for a while.

And sometimes I'd get a little sad,

but I never lost hope.

I knew that someday I'd find

another somebody to share my life with.

All I had to do was just be patient.

What'd you do that for?

Because we felt like it.

What are you gonna do about it?

What are you gonna do about it?


Stop it.

Leave him alone.

Says who?

Says who?

Who are you?

Rasputia. What's your name?


Norbit? That's a stupid name.

Why'd you beat those boys up?

To protect you.

You got a girlfriend, Nesbit?



Well, you do now.

Get your ass up and hold my hand.


How you doing?

Everything changed

once I had Rasputia as my girlfriend.

We took care of each other,

and the other kids

started to respect me.

I'll take...


Come on.

And because of Rasputia,

for the first time in my life,

I had a real family.

Rasputia had three brothers.

Big Black Jack. He was the oldest.


Then, there was Blue.


And Earl. He was the baby.


They sure loved their little sister,

and so they treated me

like one of their own.

Here you go, Norbit.

Saved the best piece for you.

What's that?

Turkey ass. Eat up, sucker.

Bon appetitty.

Bon appetitty.

The Latimores had a reputation

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Eddie Murphy

Edward Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American comedian, actor, writer, singer, and producer. Murphy was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984. He has worked as a stand-up comedian and was ranked #10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.In films, Murphy has received Golden Globe Award nominations for his performances in 48 Hrs., the Beverly Hills Cop series, Trading Places, and The Nutty Professor. In 2007, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of soul singer James "Thunder" Early in Dreamgirls.Murphy's work as a voice actor in films includes Thurgood Stubbs in The PJs, Donkey in DreamWorks' Shrek series, and the Chinese dragon Mushu in Disney's Mulan. In some films, he plays multiple roles in addition to his main character, intended as a tribute to one of his idols Peter Sellers, who played multiple roles in Dr. Strangelove and elsewhere. He has played multiple roles in Coming to America, Wes Craven's Vampire in Brooklyn, the Nutty Professor films (where he played the title role in two incarnations, plus his character's father, brother, mother, and grandmother), Bowfinger, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, Norbit, and Meet Dave. As of 2014, Murphy's films have grossed over $3.8 billion in the United States and Canada box office and $6.6 billion worldwide. In 2015, his films made him the sixth-highest grossing actor in the United States.In 2015, Murphy was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. more…

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