“A Thousand Words” is a 2012 American comedy-drama film directed by Brian Robbins and starring Eddie Murphy, Kerry Washington, and Allison Janney.
The film follows Jack McCall (Eddie Murphy), a fast-talking literary agent who is given a magical Bodhi tree that loses a leaf every time he speaks. When the tree loses all its leaves, Jack will die. Jack soon learns that he needs to be careful with his words and starts to communicate more thoughtfully with his wife (Kerry Washington), his mother (Ruby Dee), and his colleagues, including his assistant (Clark Duke) and his boss (Allison Janney).
As Jack struggles to hold his tongue and control his emotions, he realizes the value of listening and connecting with others on a deeper level. Through his journey, he learns important life lessons and becomes a better person.
“A Thousand Words” received negative reviews from critics, with many criticizing the film’s weak script and predictable storyline. However, some critics praised Murphy’s performance and the film’s underlying message about the power of words and the importance of communication in relationships. Despite negative reviews, the film was a moderate box office success, grossing over $22 million worldwide.
Duration: 91 min.