I didn’t know A Thousand Words existed until my mother started watching it when I was over her house one day. I didn’t plan on watching it, but before I knew it I was already watching it too. After investing so much time, I had to watch it until it was over.
Eddie Murphy plays Jack McCall, a literary agent who doesn’t like to read. Despite that, he’s quite successful at landing book deals. But he often uses deceit to land big book deals.
Jack McCall gets over his head when he tries to land a book deal with a self-help guru named Dr. Sinja. Seeing that Jack has moral flaws, he agrees to the book deal. But hands Jack a book with only five pages.
Things get strange when Jack sees a magical tree in his yard. He realizes that leaves fall off every time he says a word. The guru says that if all the leaves fall off, Jack will most likely be dead. Being a fast talker and constant exaggerator, Jack might not make it even a day.
A Thousand Words overall is a decent movie. What makes it better than it probably would be, is the comedic talent of Eddie Murphy. It is predictable, but I enjoyed it for what it was.