Last night me and my guy went to see Eddie Murphy’s newest comedy, “A Thousand Words”. Anyone who knows me should know that I am a HUGE Eddie Murphy fan. I love just about every movie he appears in and “A Thousand Words” was no different.
In this movie, Murphy plays a schmoozing book agent named Jack McCall. He uses his words to get him anything he wants, often through lying. Without telling the whole story, he ends up with a tree that loses a leaf everytime he speaks a word. I could not imagine that happening to me! I would lose my mind. I really wanted to see this film because the trailer was funny but I was more curious about how he dealt with this situation.
I would give this film 4 out of 5 stars. The only reason I wouldn’t give it 5 stars is because it took too long to get to the part I was waiting for - which was how he learned to deal with his situation and use his words wisely. Murphy was his usual funny self and the movie had a great moral – be mindful of your words and how they may affect others. Not only that, we should try to embrace silence more and just stop using careless, thoughtless words altogether. What we speak really does affect the things around us. After all the Bible does tell us that life and death is in the power of the tongue.