A Thousand Words (2012) Movie Review
Released : March 9th, 2012
Reviewed : Sept. 2nd, 2012
Genre : Comedy
Story (from IMDB) :
After stretching the truth on a deal with a spiritual guru, literary agent Jack McCall finds a Bodhi tree on his property. Its appearance holds a valuable lesson on the consequences of every word we speak.
Eddie Murphy has made a film that is actually pretty good and relatively funny. With his recent list of films that were rather not good this is a step up for him.
Now the premise for this film is actually pretty decent and it is nice to see a film that actually tries to display a good message. The point for this film actually gets along too without dragging or slowing the film down at all. The jokes themselves while being funny and getting the small laughs they aimed for the jokes are horribly outdated. References to both Austin Powers and Afroman are throughout the film along with the ongoing joke of someone addicted to Starbucks. The film doesn’t seem to be up to date on the jokes and continues to live in the early 2000’s.
I must say though that Eddie Murphy’s wife in this film is a horribly unlikable character. There are some good calls in the cast though that are under used with most of the focus on Murphy.
Overall it is worth a watch but don’t expect anything amazing or jokes based around current day.