Celebs & Fame

In The Balcony Movie Review: A Thousand Words; Eddie Murphy

By Jueseppi B.





A Thousand Words is an upcoming comedydrama film starring Eddie Murphy and directed by Norbit and Meet Dave director Brian Robbins. It will be released in theaters on March 9, 2012. Please tell me Eddie didn’t return to the same guy who directed his  “mega hits” ( I’m using sarcasm here) Norbit AND Meet Dave? Lord help us.




Jack McCall, a fast-talking Hollywood literary agent (Murphy), fibs to New Age guru Dr. Sinja (Curtis). In response, Dr. Sinja curses McCall with a magical Bodhi tree in his own backyard. The tree has 1,000 leaves and every word McCall says causes a leaf to drop; the curse dooms McCall to perish when the last leaf falls.

Ok, when a plot is 2 and a half lines long….you know you are in trouble.





A Thousand Words was originally filmed in 2008, to be released in 2009, but was repeatedly delayed after being caught up in the separation of DreamWorks Pictures from Paramount Pictures and Viacom. During an interview for Fred: The Movie, director Brian Robbins stated that the film would be released in 2011. Reshoots were done on the film early in 2011.

The film was then given a January 2012 release, but after Murphy was announced as Oscar host (he has since stepped down), the film was given a release of March 23, 2012; this was later pushed to April 20, 2012. A Thousand Words will now open in American theaters on its official release date of March 9, 2012. I am thinking Mr. Murphy should have kept his day job of hosting the Oscars.

I won’t be seeing this because every single review is bad. I don’t usually listen to critics, but based on Mr. Murphy’s recent movie choices and his performances in those roles, I’m gonna take a pass. If you do spend $10.50 to see this movie, please let me know how good it was.



Directed by Brian Robbins
Produced by Nicolas Cage
Alain Chabat
Stephanie Danan
Norman Golightly
Brian Robbins
Sharla Sumpter Bridgett
Written by Steve Koren
Starring Eddie Murphy
Kerry Washington
Cliff Curtis
Clark Duke
Allison Janney
Music by John Debney
Cinematography Clark Mathis
Editing by Ned Bastille
Studio DreamWorks Pictures
Saturn Films
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) March 9, 2012
Country United States
Language English

2 replies »

  1. I think I’ll actually go see this one. I am just really looking forward to a few good laughs, even if it’s at Eddie Murphy’s expense, but I won’t be spending $10.50. I’ll go on $5 Mondays, and keep the change.🙂


    • I usually go on Sunday’s matinee…it’s half price as well. There is a “second run” theater in CR, Iowa…you wait a couple of weeks after a movie’s release and it comes to the “second run” theater….and it cost $5 every day. Or for this one, I’ll just wait till it comes to DVD/Blockbuster At Home service…..which should be the next day after it bombs in theaters.


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