Saturday, June 29, 2013

1864 - A Thousand Words

Well this was a pleasant surprise.  I have to say that I'm not entirely up on my Eddie Murphy cannon, but this has to be one of his best from recent years.  It's a pretty-by-the-book film in terms of it's story points and all that jazz, but it's a comedy with heart and I'm always up for those.  A smooth talking agent is given a curse that allows him to speak only a thousand more words before he dies.  Eddie Murphy is solid here, as is one of my favourite young comedic actors, Clark Duke.  This isn't the kind of film I'll ever need to revisit but I enjoyed it for what it is.  If you're looking for a light uplifting comedy then this might be just what you need.  It's cute, and surprising.

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