Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Worst Comedy: A Thousand Words

Another what-if comedy from the writer of Bruce Almighty and Click, A Thousand Words tells the story of a motor-mouthed literary agent (an utterly disinterested Eddie Murphy) who brazenly exclaims in the first five minutes he can "talk anybody into doing anything." That is, until...well, I don't exactly know...he can't?
Somehow a magic tree (yes, really) curses him and if he says more than a thousand words he'll...well, again, I don't know. Die? It's hard to tell exactly what is going on in A Thousand Words, as it clumsily jumps from one excruciatingly unfunny madcap scenario to another with all the subtly of a smack to the ear. A better title would have been 47 Minutes, because that's as long as I was able to stand.

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