Saturday, February 10, 2007


Over at Pajiba, Dustin headlines his review of Eddie Murphy's most recent vehicle with a crude couplet from Spinal Tap (God bless him), but then quietly skewers the movie with a brilliant impersonation of sycophant James Lipton:
We learn early on that Rasputia is having an adulterous affair with her power-tapping dance instructor (Marlon Wayans) (“I will power-tap you”), a revelation that is as gutting as anything I’ve seen since Diane Lane’s illicit liaison in Adrian Lyne’s Unfaithful. I was transfixed by the actress playing this morbidly obese enchantress, intrigued with the beauty and subtlety of her obscene, guttural disposition, and it was as much a surprise to me as it will be to you to learn — as I did when the credits began cruelly to roll — that she, too, is played by none other than Eddie Murphy himself. Is there no end to this man’s talent?
Read the whole thing.


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