Sunday, November 13, 2011

TRAILER: Eddie Murphy's "A Thousand Words"

Plot: After stretching the truth on a deal with a spiritual guru (Curtis), literary agent Jack McCall (Murphy) finds a Bodhi tree on his property. For every word he speaks, a leaf falls from the tree, and once all the leaves fall, he'll die.
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Cliff Curtis (The Last Airbender and "Trauma"), Clark Duke ("Greek" and Hot Tub Time Machine), Kerry Washington (For Colored Girls), Jack McBrayer ("30 Rock"), Allison Janney (The Help)
Verdict: When I first heard the premise for this film, I thought it was going to be as zany as...well all Eddie Murphy movies from the last decade, but most recently Imagine That. But it turns out that much like Liar, Liar, such circumstances force the afflicted to get creative, which leads to pretty funny situations. I think after seeing this film, a lot of audience members will attempt the feat of only using a 1,000 words in a limited amount of time. I'm sure they'll be surprised to discover what little value most of what they have to say has. I also look forward to the return of Duke. When this film comes out, he'll have been M.I.A. for two years. It's good that he paces himself though. He has the makings of comedic character actor, like Zach Galifanakis or Charlie Day, but he's got plenty of years to make a name for himself.

Release Date: March 23

1 comment:

  1. the trailer looks asinine to me, and i liked Liar, Liar. and i generally like eddie murphy