Blu-ray, DVD Release: A Thousand Words

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 26, 2012
Price: DVD $19.99, Blu-ray $29.99
Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment


A Thousand WordsIn A Thousand Words, Eddie Murphy (Tower Heist) treads similar ground to Jim Carrey in 1997’s Liar Liar.

The comedy movie follows Murphy’s Jack McCall, a fast-talking literary agent who doesn’t mince words when he’s trying to close a deal. For his own selfish reasons, Jack sets his sights on popular New Age guru Dr. Sinja (Cliff Curtis, Colombiana), but his scheme backfires. Sinja connects Jack’s life with a magical Bodhi tree. The more Jack talks, the more leaves the tree loses. And when the tree loses its last leaf, both the tree and Jack will die. Jack comes up with some interesting ways to communicate, but sooner or later, he has to learn what matters most in life.

The movie also stars Kerry Washington (TV’s Scandal), the funny Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine) and the fabulous Allison Janney (The Help).

A Thousand Words Blu-ray boxThe third Eddie Murphy film directed by Brian Robbins (Meet Dave, Norbit), A Thousand Words was written by Steve Koren, whose badly reviewed Jack and Jill got a higher approval rating than this Murphy movie.

A Thousand Words got a rating of … 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, according to critics. Yep, zero. Apparently there’s nothing redeemable about the movie. Moviegoers liked it better, though, with 57%.

Both the DVD and Blu-ray include instant streaming of the movie via UltraViolet. For special features, the DVD comes with six deleted scenes, and the Blu-ray has 11 deleted scenes and an alternate ending.

 

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.