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A Thousand Words (2012)

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A Thousand Words


Eddie Murphy
Kerry Washington
Cliff Curtis
Clark Duke
Allison Janney
Ruby Dee

Directed by Brian Robbins

Distributed by Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks Pictures

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so most definitely a moving picture is worth more than a million.

I am sad to say, I am short of words when it comes to the movie a thousand words.

The thing is Eddie has lost it and he is trying hard to get it back. After a string of children films he went back on the horse of serious adult movies and still has not been able to pull out the stuff he was known for.

The movie mind you was done in 2008, 4 years before now meaning it was done before Tower Heist, a movie where Eddie Murphy’s performance was a great improvement. Due to some studio issues the movie A Thousand Words ended up being released in 2012.

A Thousand Words is directed by Brian Robbins who also worked with Murphy in Norbit and Meet Dave, both which were as useless a watch as cinnamon is to the taste. Murphy before now was set to host the Oscars but stepped down and Billy Crystal took his place.

The movie script for A Thousand Words is shamble, if you have seen Liar Liar, or other feel good movies then you have seen this before; same trend and same ideology but different cast.

Eddie plays Jack McCall, a motor mouth who can talk people into doing what he wants, one day he was sent to get for his publishing company a religious character that is making the air waves.

He goes, says all he had to say and told some lies and then all of a sudden he gets cursed (yeah right). He goes home and in his backyard he sees a tree (which appears out of the blue, sad thing is we get to see it grow out of the ground) that looked like one he saw in the religious man’s home.

Calls the man (the religious man) over to see the tree, and they notice that as he speaks, the leaves of the tree fall off. So what happens when all the leaves fall off? What happens to Jack as he has to mind his words? Well, same like all the feel good movies you and I have seen.

He first loses his job because of his inability to behave normally, his girl leaves him and he finally learns what is important in life.

What a waste of time watching this movie was and I advise all not to join people like me who were unfortunate enough to have seen it.


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