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“A Thousand Words” Trailer: Eddie Murphy Has To Shut Up (No, Really, It’s The Plot of the Movie)

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that (a) Tower Heist director Brett Ratner has deemed that rehearsals are for gays only, (b) he resigned from producing the Oscars after word got out, and (c) Tower Heist star Eddie Murphy has dropped out of hosting the show maybe-possibly as a result.

So, um, yeah. It’s been a messy week in Hollywood.

Now who’s up for a trailer for an Eddie Murphy movie?! 

Wait!

Where are you going?

…please come back!

*ahem.* A Thousand Words stars Murphy as a literary agent who loves words–meaning he loves to talk. Books and gibber gabber! What a coincidence! Unfortunately, things take a turn for the unnerving (read: high-larious) when he makes a deal with some spiritual Deepak Chopra-type, and a bonsai tree suddenly pops up in his front yard. This begs the question, “How could that happen in an otherwise normal world?”, but unfortunately the trailer fails to answer it. Moving on!

Murphy learns that the tree only has 1,000 leaves on it, and each time he says a word, a leaf falls off. He only has 999 words left to speak before he dies! And he loves to talk! WHAT IS HE TO DO?!!! Well, in traditional Murphy fashion, he must come up with a new form of communication–mostly involving grunts, clapping, and other strange hand motions/noises.

The timing of this trailer is just awkward, and the movie doesn’t look too good, either. What a sad, sad time to be Eddie Murphy.

A Thousand Words hits theaters in–I don’t know. But it’s going to be in theaters sometime soon.

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Written by prowlermoviepoll

November 10, 2011 at 5:57 PM

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