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What would you say...

if you had only 1000 words?

By Molly McGranahan
On February 28, 2012

It's time for Eddie Murphy's loyal fans to rejoice – his newest

film since Tower Heist and the Shrek series is set to be released on March 9. Those who have missed seeing Murphy light up both the screen and his audience's faces can rest assured that their wait is almost over. His newest film, A Thousand Words, promises to be one of his funniest yet, and it comes to theaters in just a few short weeks.

A Thousand Words is yet another streak of comedic brilliance by Murphy as he plays know-all sayall literary agent Jack McCall, who isn't very familiar with the terms ‘speechless' or ‘quiet' and prances through life giving 110% of his very honest opinions. After an interesting meeting

with a spiritual guru who wants his book published, McCall returns home to find a tree on his property that wasn't there before. He finds that his simple lie about publishing the book has taken a detrimental turn on his life. Each of the 1000 leaves hanging on the tree represents the number of words he is able to say. Once McCall finally realizes that the tree situation is no joke, he must reevaluate his life and take each word he says into serious consideration. The guru claims McCall will have the same fate as a tree without leaves and promises a sad ending if all the leaves fall. So with only 1,000 words left, McCall's life is turned upside down as he must go from being a talking machine to a near mute in order to salvage his life. McCall realizes that simple day-to-day tasks seem impossible without communication; his helping an elderly man cross the street nearly takes both their lives.

Where he would normally lie his way through the mile-long coffee line, he finds himself now playing charades with the barista in order to get his order filled. While 1,000 words may seem like a lot, realize that in reading this article you have already read 782 words. What happens when Mccall

just has one leaf left on the tree? Was the guru's prediction right? The only way to find out is to support Murphy in this new and exciting role and check out A Thousand Words when it reaches theaters March 9. While you wait, check out the film's website at www.thousandwordsmovie.

com to see some videos and photographs from the movie.

What would you say if you only had 1,000 words left?


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