A Thousand Words | reviewed by: Jeremy Frost | June 21, 2012
entertainment value
#athousandwords started out promising, with classic Eddie Murphy comedy, but quickly turned into another of his standard blah "clean" films.
genre Comedy
synopsis Jack McCall is a fast-talking literary agent, who can close any deal, any time, any way. He has set his sights on New Age guru Dr. Sinja (Cliff Curtis) for his own selfish purposes. But Dr. Sinja is on to him, and Jack’s life comes unglued after a magical Bodhi tree mysteriously appears in his backyard. With every word Jack speaks, a leaf falls from the tree and he realizes that when the last leaf falls, both he and the tree are toast. Words have never failed Jack McCall, but now he’s got to stop talking and conjure up some outrageous ways to communicate or he’s a goner.
lead actors Eddie Murphy | Allison Janney | Cliff Curtis | Clark Duke | Kerry Washington | Emanuel Ragsdale | Jill Basey | Greg Collins | Robert LeQuang | Michael G. Wilkinson | Lyndsey Nelson | Michael Cody Gilbert | Lou Saliba | Edi Patterson
director Brian Robbins