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Boomerang

Boomerang
Starring:
Eddie Murphy, Robin Givens, Halle Barry, Eatha Kitt and Grace Jones


Rated: R For language and nudity.
Reviewed by: Frank and Chris  
Release date: July 1, 1992 Released by: Paramount Pictures Corporation

Marcus Graham (Eddie Murphy) is looking for an exceptional woman, everything about her has to be perfect, right down to her feet. He seduces and throws away women like most people would use a Kleenex.

Graham is a successful marketing executive, who meets his match in his new boss, Jacqueline (Robin Givens). She doesn't want involvement, and when he asks her when they can get back together again, she tells him she'll check her schedule and get back to him.

Now that the shoe's on the other foot, and his pride's been hurt Marcus doesn't like it one little bit. Of course, there's a beautiful girl (Halle Barry) waiting in the wings to soothe his bruised ego.

Murphy developed this story, and it's an egomaniac's dream. He has surrounded himself with gorgeous women who fall all over themselves to be noticed by him.

Eartha Kitt plays an aging cosmetics queen who purrs and slinks herself around Marcus, and Grace Jones plays an outrageous model with a filthy mouth who refuses to do a modeling job unless Marcus goes to bed with her. Most of the characters have foul, gross mouths, and if I closed my eyes for a minute, I would have sworn I was listening to one of Murphy's standup routines.

Instead of being a hip, romantic comedy, "Boomerang" is an unevenly directed, overlong, classless fiasco.

  Frank Chris Jim Nina Sam Howard Jennifer Kathleen  Avg. 
Boomerang  D   D                     D 

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