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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.
Comedy Drama - This is a fantasy comedy showcase for star Eddie Murphy. While not
the R-rated fare of his early career, language and in particular one
scene of suggestive humor that makes this not quite the family films
of a lot of his work in recent years. Fans of co-star Kerry
Washington may be disappointed by her limited role.
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; 15 S-words; 3 GD's; a few others. SEX/NUDITY: A brief scene of clothed sensuality. VIOLENCE: Falls and some brief fighting. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Comic banter and wisecracks; silly physical and sight gags.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 65 moviegoers:
CHILDREN:Nearly all the kids loved it.
TEENS: Six of the nine males loved it, two enjoyed it very much and one rated it good/average. Two females loved it, four rated it above average, indicating they enjoyed it very much, and one rated it good/average. The male reviews are great. The female reviews are very good, but not great.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The three males all rated it very high, with two loving it and one enjoying it very much. Two females rated it above average but the third one rated it terrible.
ADULTS:The male and female reviews are very similar. Approximately three-quarters indicated that they enjoyed "A Thousand Words," very much. The remaining quarter is very mixed with some thinking it was a decent movie and a few really not enjoying it.