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A Thousand Words [DVD]


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  • Actors: Eddie Murphy
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, English, Finnish, Dutch
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 16 July 2012
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007Q1GKV4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,434 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Fast-talking Jack McCall (Eddie Murphy) says whatever it takes to close a deal. But after stretching the truth with a spiritual guru, he suddenly finds his life depending on a magical tree with 1,000 leave--one for every word he has left. Now Jack's got to stop talking and conjure up some outrageous ways to communicate or he's a goner. See why A Thousand Words is the feel-good comedy critics are calling "heart warming and hilarious."

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Anthony on 24 May 2013
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This film was voted the worst film ever yet for me it only shows the fact that the critics live in the world Eddie Murphy escapes. As someone that has studied the subject of consciousness and what needs to happen to live with it in a more expanded state, Eddie does a fun job of sharing the transition from a closed egoistic life as he transforms in a comic way to a life where he lives in personal peace and freedom...

If you are into personal or spiritual development this is a film for you, you will laugh and the ending contains a seriously profound message, I have showed this to many people and they all loved it...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Corey S. Newcombe on 12 Feb 2014
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Jack McCall, finds an unusual tree in his yard after an encounter with a spiritual guru.

After discovering that with each word he speaks, a leaf drops off of the tree, Jack refuses to speak at all, as doing so will keep the tree, and him, alive.

However, his work, marriage, and friendships are all affected.

Can Jack figure out an alternative method of communication.....

It's a weird choice of movie for Murphy, playing a character who cannot speak, because as we all know, he is famed for his rants and mouth.

But this works, thanks to a lot of facial movements and good support from the rest of the cast.

I'm a big fan of Murphys, and have always been, but is can understand why his films do badly at the box office, because he doesn't make the films he did in the eighties, he is now a pure family movie maker, and I've become used to it.

But these films do carry messages, even if the film do feature the same Murphy who needs to learn a life lesson.

Its funny in parts and even though it does overdo the schmaltz toward the end, the punch it packs, makes up for it.

Yes it's weak in parts, and it won't satisfy people who still live in 1988, but it's good family fun, which will put a smile on your face.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 1 Aug 2013
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Eddie Murphy has been making kid's movies for so long he has forgotten how to make them for adults. Eddie plays Jack McCall, a literary agent who has signed a New Age guru, and has agreed to following the guru's ways in order to get the contract. A tree suddenly appears in Jack's back yard, one that loses a leaf every time Jack says speaks or writes a word. The presumption is that when all the leaves are gone, the tree dies and so does Jack and the movie. What happens to the tree, happens to Jack.

The humor is how Jack, a constant talker, now has to be silent as if his life depended on it. It has that "Liar, Liar" feel to it, it just isn't as funny.

It is a yawner that might work for the 14-16 year old crowd. The movie has some heart warming redeeming value to it, you just have to wait for it until the end. If you want to see Eddie Murphy in his street smart role, try "Tower Heist."

Adult language, no nudity, no real sex.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. A. Shomuyiwa on 13 Jun 2014
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Eddie Murphy is undoubtedly really had mastered his craft in comdedic acting in the hay day of the 80's. This is a film we can all relate to. I"ll Probaby going to watch it later.

This film really presents an eloquent view on we should be aware of our priorities, so often we allow our own desires, careers, aspirations to get in the way of what's actually important.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jawaad Ahmed on 14 Jan 2013
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This was actually a great movie and for £4, you cant go wrong,yes its a bit old fashioned buts that the good thing about it!.. kids will love it for the comedy and adults like me will love it for emotions! try it AND you can thank me later!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By White Eagle VINE VOICE on 27 Oct 2012
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I love this movie as it is very funny but at the same time it has a meaningful storyline. I don't wanna give the storyline away so won't go into any details. But if you must know see below!
I thought they stopped making movies like this! One of the best movies in a long time.

it is about a guy who meets a "guru" & soon after, due to some supernatural events, he finds himself with a tree growing in his garden. The tree has a lot of leaves but soon he realizes every word he utters, the tree loses a leaf, plus everything that happens to the tree, affects him (eg when the gardener sprays with pesticides & he's away in a business meeeting, he starts getting high & acting strange!). He calls the guru & tells him what he did to him & he said when the tree loses all its leaves, he will die. So he must be sparing with his words until he finds a cure. I will stop here so you watch it!
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By kathy on 5 May 2014
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Very good film, this type of film can be very frenetic and annoying to watch but this one is lower key which suits the material.
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By Matiec on 7 April 2014
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I saw the trailer to this film and just had to see it.
Purchasing here on Amazon led to a great purchase experience.
The DVD was great, arrived in a nice new condition, and the film in my opinion is a must-see.
I have seen people say that this is not a family film, I would have to agree to this as children will simply get board due to the plot and also this is a '12' rated film.
Overall I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good sunday movie, lots of Eddie Murphy comedy included!
Enjoy The Film!
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