Boomerang (1992)

“What do you know about love? What could you possibly know about love You know, I’m sick and tired of men using love as if it’s some disease you just catch. Love should have brought your ass home last night.” – Angela

Number of Times Seen – 1 (20 Feb 2020)

Brief Synopsis – A womanizing ad executive meets his match when he gets a new female boss.

My Take on it – In my recent attempt to trya nd watch more films starring Eddie Murphy, I came across this one.

This is a movie that I recall hearing about when it came out, yet never had any real desire to see what it was all about.

Murphy does his usual shtick in this film and it’s all very hit or miss the whole way through.

Unfortunately, its more miss than hit and that tales so much away from things here.

The story and plot go in some very strange and unwise directions which makes things seem as if they are rehashing one idea over and over throughout the film without much success.

Murphy ‘s co-stars are Halle Berry and Robin Givens yet he fails to have any real chemistry with either of them and they both manage to outshine him throughout the film.

The plot itself is pretty weak and unoriginal in it’s approach to things which is quite a shame.

The story has very little momentum and that hurts this film since it tries to find a way to be more enjoyable yet keeps failing during that quest.

Bottom Line – Semi-fun Murphy film that goes a bit overboard with certain aspects of things.  The story goes in some very strange directions and fails to stay interesting because it seems to rehash much of the same idea throughout the film. Murphy has no chemistry with either of his co-stars and both Berry and Givens do better jobs here than he does.  The film’s plot is quite weak and fails to find a way to keep the momentum going and have things become enjoyable along the way.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Boomerang is noteworthy for being unique as it was the most expensive movie with an all Black cast and production crew for its time (1992). It cost $40 million to make and made $130 million at the box office, which was rare for an all Black cast and crew film. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)


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