The other day, Chelsea Peretti had a tweet about Eddie Murphy’s new movie, A Thousand Words, that still makes me laugh every time I think about it. “WHEN EDDIE MURPHY TALKS —– LEAVES FALL OFF A TREE???!!!!?!?!!! NOW THIS I GOTTA SEE”. Haha. Every time! Haha. The voice of her generation. Did you know that they actually made this movie four years ago and then it got stuck wherever movies get stuck but now it’s finally coming out because I guess the timing was perfect? It’s probably a pretty amazing snapshot of the way we used to live. Like, all the cellphones in the movie probably use the Edge network. And there’s probably a scene where Eddie Murphy says “I can’t wait to host the Oscars produced by Brett Ratner in a few years and I promise that there’s absolutely nothing that would make me change my mind or drop out of this project.” Life is what happens when you’re busy making other movies about a magical Buddhist tree four years ago and then waiting for four years to release it only to discover nobody wants it. That’s what the well-plumped throw pillow on Eddie Murphy’s Eddie-Murphy’s-face-shaped bed says. Now let’s all get a little closer to death (oh, did you know that Eddie Murphy will DIE in the movie if he talks too much? Fun. It’s called stakes and you have to raise them) by captioning this screengrab!
Winner will receive special mention in this week’s Monsters’ Ball, which is already more accolades than A Thousand Words will ever receive. (Image via BWE.)