Eddie Murphy’s A Thousand Words Trailer Is Profoundly Disappointing

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Eddie, Eddie, Eddie. Eddie. This is the trailer for your new movie? Her? I thought you weren’t going to do this stuff anymore! This movie is about a smooth-talking guy who discovers that for every word he says, a leaf falls off a certain tree, and when all the leaves are gone he will DIE. It’s a textbook ten-years-too-late specimen of the “magical thing happens and teaches dickish protagonist a lesson” comedy (Bruce Almighty, Liar Liar, Yes Man, Shallow Hal). But with the plot mechanics stolen from Beauty and the Beast and then made more boring. On the microscopic bright side, it features Clark Duke doing an Eddie Murphy impression and Jack McBrayer as a Starbucks barista. Ugh, I feel like Eddie Murphy’s nagging teacher who keeps yelling at him for shooting spitballs in class when he has so much potential. C-, see me after class.