Friday, August 31, 2012

Eddie Murphy RAW (1987)

Synopsis: Smartass in lavender leather jumpsuit informs audience that men are idiots, women are devious and vindictive, white people can’t dance, Italians take the Rocky films far too seriously, and Mr. T isn’t terribly bright.

Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “Uncensored. Uncut. Irresistible. Raw, the record-setting #1 concert fim of all time, is Eddie Murphy doing what he does best: making people laugh.”

What Did I Learn?: According to Eddie Murphy (and probably Johnny Carson, as well), no pussy is worth $150 million.

Really?: I have to wonder how Eddie’s dad felt about being portrayed on stage as a verbally abusive drunk.

Rating: Eddie Murphy Raw is an entertaining follow-up to Delirious, although the opening sketch (featuring a then-unknown Samuel L. Jackson and a pre-Fresh Prince of Bel Air Tatyana Ali) is pointless, stupid and awful, and the camera work is sub-par. We miss Eddie’s feet as he attempts the moonwalk, for crying out loud! 8.5/10 stars.

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