Director(s): Reginald Hudlin
IMDB Rating: 5.1
Marcus is a successful advertising executive who woos and beds women almost at will. After a company merger he finds that his new boss, the ravishing Jacqueline, is treating him in exactly the same way. Completely traumatised by this, his work goes badly downhill. But then Jacquelines more quietly attractive assistant Angela, who has been dating Marcus best friend, shows herself more than a little concerned by his parlous state.
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(23 May 2013)
THIS IS A BLACK CLASSIC, STARRING MANY NAMES THAT HAVE BLOWN UP INCLUDING HALLE BARRY,DAVID ALLEN GREER, MARTIN LAWRENCE AND CHRIS ROCK...THIS IS A FEEL GOOD ROMANTIC COMEDY ABOUT LOVE IN THE CORPORATE TERROR DOME. WE ALL LOVE TO SEE THE ROMANTIC HERO CHANGE FROM AN ARROGANT ***** TO A DRIBBLING BEGGIN MESS AFTER THE LOVE BUG HAS HIT 'EM. SO IF UR A ROMANTIC DREAMER LIKE I AM IM SURE YOU'LL LOVE THIS WITTY RAINY SUNDAY AFTERNOON MOVIE!
(22 May 2013)
I liked Boomerang. I've seen it a number of times. Eddie Murphy is a natural and he played the part of the womanizing Marcus Graham very well. The only thing I didn't care for too much was the constant foul language and raunchy humor. I think the movie would have been better without it.
(19 May 2013)
Eddie Murphy movie, i like this better than anything he has done except his standup oh i forgot i liked Harlem Nights also.
Chris Hicks (18 May 2013)
A witless, sexist, offensive mishmash that is surprisingly inept, considering all the high-power talent involved.
(16 May 2013)
Having more than established himself as a huge comedic success during the 80's Eddie turns his attention here to what might ammount to his first adult oriented comedy. In this film Eddie portrays Marcus,an advertising exec at a big cosmetic company marketing a brand called Lady Eloise,herself played by the late Ertha Kitt. Eloise herself is on the cusp of retiring and Marcus is preparing for her departure all the while pursuing another interest:women. He's definately the ultimate player who always gets the dog angle to his head when an attractive lady catches his eye. He and his buddies,one played by David Allen Grier and the other an overly race concious Martin Lawrence all find Marcus's antics ammusing as he nitpicks over his dates over everything from ones "jacked up" feet,whom he left hanging in bed to Lady Eloise who tries,apparently successfully to seduce him. Of course this gets him nowhere as she is only a figurhead. This is pointed out to him by fellow exec Jaquiline,played slyly by Robbin Givens who is basically his female doppelganger and even Marcus is surprised how she continually plays him by standing him up with little apology and gossiping about him at work. Romantic triangles aside there's also the arrival of the new company head Strange' (pronounced Stron-Jay) played by the one and only Grace Jones,a very butt wild and haughty woman who creates some wild laughs as she emmerges from an airlifted crate on a chariot run by men instead of hourses,throws her undergarmets in a mans face and makes a complete fool of Marcus at a dinner after learning of his alleged escapades with Jacquiline. Tired of being humiliated by a turn of chance he soon turns his romantic interest on the genuine,charitable minded Angela (Halle Berry),the former girlfriend of his buddy Tyler. This sets the two apart to a degree as Tyler concerns himself with how Marcus would treat a "nice girl" such as Angela and his concerns prove valid as another sexcapade with Jacquiline deeply hurts Angela. In the end Marcus discovers he and Angela have a deeper love and in the end is re-thinking his player ways to be with a decent lady. This film has it's fair share of adult oriented raunchy humor and some good guest appearances by Chris Rock and Geoffrey Holder,whose character Nelson produces a hilariously warped TV spot for Strange's new perfume line due to a distracted Marcus's decision to give him full creative leeway on the project. With all the humor of the film it has a pretty good message in the end about what being a real ladies man means;that you can maintain your masculinity and still treat your lover with due respect. It's an entertaining film I've enjoyed for a long time and a very good feather in Eddie Murphy's cap if I may say so myself.
(16 May 2013)
Eddie Murphy's "Boomerang" is not only one of his best work, but one of the top movies in Black cinema. No movie collection could be complete without this film that is so much more than just a love story and comedy. The story is abundantly compelling and is truly one of Eddie Murphy's greatest performances. Robin Givens was born to play the role of executrix Jacqueline Broyer, Marcus Graham's (Murphy) sassy and highly sophisticated boss. The overall theme: How a player gets played. Supportingly, Grace Jones as Strange was phenomenal as she, without effort dominates every scene that she's in. The boardroom and restaurant scenes are two of the most unforgettable scenes in cinema history. Other characters to note: Hale Berry as Angela Lewis (who writes Marcus a reality check), Chris Rock as Bony-T, Eartha Kitt as Lady Eloise, Martin Lawrence and David Allen Grier as Marcus's homeboys, Geoffrey Holder as "Nasty Nelson" and Lela Rochon as one of Marcus's "dates" (with bad toes). For those of you who have NOT seen this movie and is considering on purchasing this DVD, I highly suggest that you do so. It will keep you laughing and Grace Jones will single handedly keep your mouth open in shock. This is a movie that belongs in anyone's library and who's a lover of black cinema.
(30 April 2013)
This review is from: Boomerang (DVD) Me and my husband enjoyed this movie. It had the humor my husband enjoys and the romance I like. It's nice to find a movie that we can both be happy watching together.
Michael A. Smith (29 April 2013)
Remember one thing...........coordinate!
SuprflySis (23 April 2013)
Obviously, based on some of the other comments I've read, this movieisn't quite understood by many. Well, myself, I loved it! To me, thismovie was something a lot of sistas loved seeing. A playa get played.The humor isn't everyone's taste. But if you're into black comedy, thisis one of the better ones. A classic! Eddie Murphy is handsome anddebonair in this movie role. Martin Lawrence is hysterical. David AllenGrier plays a convincing straight man, with his dorky clothes and theuncomfortable way he deals with Halle Berry. Eddie's parents. All I cansay is, no matter how many times I see it, I end up on the floor,side-splitting. The way the father says "Coooordinate" became slang fordressing well, in the early 90's. I still use it, from time to time,myself. Lastly, I can't help but appreciate the way this movie, for thefirst time, really brought to the big screen the fact that AfricanAmericans don't all work in restaurants, grocery stores and hairsalons. Some of us are actually entrepreneurs, business executives andsome large cooperations are black owned. I think that's my favoritething about this film. I highly recommend it if you are an Eddie Murphyfan and can appreciate some raw black comedy.
AnthonyG (23 April 2013)
I loved this movie fine women, very funny ( of course Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, David Alan Grier, John Witherspoon)and actually a very good movie, I highly recommend this movie very well put together, the story is good and so is the acting.
Lloyd Bradley (14 April 2013)
Then there's the input from Warrington and Reginald Hudlin, producer and director respectively, who succeed in creating a comedy which, unusually for a Murphy film, also exists around him.
(13 April 2013)
I am a big Eddie Murphy fan, and as we all know when it comes to Eddie laughter plays a big part. This movie just shows the flip side of things like, "what goes around comes around". Eddie plays Marcus whom just so happens to be a serious player until he meets Robin Givens and falls in love with her, and then she gives him a dose of his own medicine. I loved this movie, and I would definitely recommend it. I must say it has very foul language in it though, but as a whole I love the plot and the story.
soranno (13 April 2013)
After a terrible 1991 loanout to Hollywood Pictures for the weak comedy "TheDistinguished Gentleman", Eddie Murphy returned to Paramount the followingyear and gave one of his all time best and funniest performances in thisromantic comedy with a twist. Murphy portrays Marcus Graham, a New Yorkadvertising executive who is known by many people throughout New York forbeing a notorious player, a man who will date a woman, get her into bed bythe end of the first date, judge her by the lovemaking and then dump her.Marcus is quite happy with having this rather low lifestyle and way oftreating women. He goes around proudly reporting the previous night'sresults each morning to his friends (David Alan Grier, Martin Lawrence). Oneday, an attractive young woman (Robin Givens) becomes the advertisingcompany's new boss. Marcus naturally feels that she will be his next targetfor romantic using and gets more than he ever bargained for when she windsup being the first woman ever who can see through his tricks and try to getback at him for it (hence the title). Murphy is absolutely hilarious in hisrole as a player who gradually learns to get lessons in treating women rightand Halle Berry has a early leading film part as another work colleague whoeventually comes between the Murphy/Givens love affair. Several otherpopular character actors and actresses make appearances here too.
(12 April 2013)
This review is from: Boomerang (DVD) This is my favorite Robin Givens movie of all time. Yeah, Eddie's great too :-)Robin Givens is underrated as an actress and unfortunately got blacklisted by Mike Tyson loyalists.But her performance in this movie always makes me wish she had blown up like she was supposed to. She is feminine beauty and sensuality personified and is exudes the type of womanhood I pursue for myself.Why everyone went gaga over Halle is beyond me. She was invisible on the screen thanks to Robin's brillance. Anyway, Eddie and Robin have crazy chemistry together. I love all their scenes. I wish he had chosen her to be with in the end and that they had both learned lessons about treating each other respectfully. Maybe they can do a sequel where Eddie leaves Halle and returns to his one and only true love, Robin :-) Well, I can dream.No, but seriously. Murphy, Hudlin: sequel please!I hated Martin Lawrence's character. His scenes were so crude and cringe-worthy. Grier and Rock were funny. But most of all, I appreciate being able to see successful, intelligent, articulate, middle-class black people acting with sophistication. Why can't I see more of this?
brooksduane54 (28 March 2013)
The Eddie Murphy romantic/sex comedy "Boomerang" is, quite simply, athorough and total joy. Murphy portrays longtime womanizer MarcusGraham with his usual charm and poise. Halle Berry is absolutelyappealing and absolutely warm as the girl who prompts Marcus to cleanup his horny act. Martin Lawrence and David Alan Grier provideingratiating and stylish buddy-support. Lela Rochon and Eartha Kittare, respectively, magnificently kittenish and magnificently cougar-ishas women with whom Marcus scores. Yet the film's greatest asset, itsleading lure is Robin Givens's portrayal of Marcus's boss/femalecounterpart Jacqueline Broyer. She is by turns sexy and stylish, sultryand commanding, seductive and polished. We immediately see why Marcusfalls under her spell and, when she dumps him, not only do we not turnagainst her, we admire her independent spirit and her no-bullshitattitude. Really and truly, by and of itself "Boomerang" is a sexy,charming, absolutely joyous romantic/sex farce; with Robin Givens onboard, however, it achieves genuine cinematic greatness.
(27 March 2013)
Okay, so everyone knows/remembers Eddie Murphy went into the 1990s on a roll:--Trading Places--Beverly Hills Cop--BHC II--Coming to America--Harlem NightsAll of those were blockbuster movies, hilarious, appealing to wide, mainstream audiences and well-deserving of all the praise and $$$ he made off those films.In my opinion, 1992's "Boomerang" was the last great film Eddie Murphy did and one of the good things about this movie is that it's a comedy nothing like Murphy's prior work.Viewers who like funny, twist-ending kind of romantic comedies will really get into this film.Without giving away too much of the plot, I'll just say the gist of this movie is that for all the men (playas, pimps, dawgs) out there that one-night stand, wam-bam-thank-you-ma'am women who are fooled into thinking they've hit a relationship jackpot, "Boomerang" turns the tables.Eddie Murphy stars as "Marcus" an executive in an advertising firm chasing foil "Jacqueline" played by Robbin Givens.As the two eventually hookup and do the damn thang (wink, wink), Marcus falls in love with Jacqueline who plays him.A long, dirty-laundry list of hilarious events ensue afterward when once Marcus "gets played" and finds himself enduring several of the indignities, inhumanities and out and out disrespectful treatment from the opposite sex he was guilty of treating in these same fashions.This is one of the gender roles, turning-the-tables-to-see-how men-like-it-when-the-shoes-on-the-other-foot kind of romantic comedies.This came out my freshman year of high school and everyone I knew loved it and totally got what the point of what this movie was trying to say about (then) modern relationships in dating.Bit parts for Halle Berry, Lela Rochonn, Tisha Campbell, Grace Jones and Eartha Kitt make this movie probably the sexiest for some of the industry's sexiest women!!!!Not a movie little kids will relate to, but preteens through any adult that's got "stories to tell" about odd relationships they've had will really enjoy this picture.And just remember this was one of Halle's first big movies before her career took off ... worth watching just to notice the difference(s).Highly recommended.
K-Ci (25 March 2013)
Boomerang is a very funny romantic movie. I like the way this film blendscomedy with romance, not many films are like this.Every character is unique and different. Eddie Murphy, David Alan GrierandMartin Lawrance make a great trio, They are the ones who made this moviefunny. John Witherspoon who played Mr. Jackson is also incredibly funny aswell. Boomerang is not about the plot but the texture and characters whichmade it a great film.
jyoung-11 (25 March 2013)
In the 90's, Eddie Murphy was succeeded by the talents of Denzel Washingtonand Wesley Snipes because of the milestones set by Spike Lee. The 90's wasnot the decade for comedy-drama that Murphy had defined for the 80's, butwas now a platform for black talent in America to have a voice in Hollywood.At the forefront of this trend was Denzel Washington and Wesley Snipes underthe direction of Spike Lee, and whereas Murphy was non-threatening with hiscomedy-dramas in the 80's, Spike Lee was in your face. However, his filmsmade money, and audiences became accustomed to seeing Wesley Snipes in urbandramas such as 'New Jack City' instead of watching the non-threateningMurphy in second rate films such as 'Boomerang'. For the 90's, Murphy wasrelegated to the video shelves rather than cinema screens.The only redeeming qualities about this film was the cast. The up and comingHalle Berry. The controversial Robin Givens (ex-wife of Mike Tyson). MartinLaurence fresh from working with Spike Lee. And the legendary Eartha Kitthanding on the baton to the 90's generation.
(15 March 2013)
Eddie Murphy is Marcus Graham, a New York marketing exec. He is a womanizer searching for the right woman, but leaves them high and dry for silly reasons like their feet or how their not that smart. When he finally meets the perfect woman named Jacqueline (Robin Givens), she treats him the same way he treats all the women in his life. Great comedy all the way through with Martin Lawrence and David Alan Grier as Murphy's best friends. Another great deliverance from Eddie Murphy.
ickyblinks (14 March 2013)
This every guide movie how act a workplace enviroment. first of all be so self second dont get on bosses nerves third of get this movie you might never know so ofthe people you work my have the charaters personality
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