August 18, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT

Boomerang

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
117 minutes
performer
Halle Berry, Robin Givens, Eddie Murphy, David Alan Grier, Grace Jones, Eartha Kitt, Martin Lawrence, Chris Rock
director
Reginald Hudlin
distributor
Paramount Pictures
author
Barry Blaustein
genre
Romance, Comedy

Embarrassing sex in ”Boomerang”

THE CHARACTERS Marcus Graham (Eddie Murphy, right), a womanizer and hotshot marketing executive, and Lady Eloise (Eartha Kitt, left), the aged figurehead of a cosmetics company

THE SCENE Believing he must sleep with Lady Eloise to advance his career, Marcus grits his teeth and allows the lingerie-clad sexagenarian to seduce him.

EMBARRASSMENT QUOTIENT Fairly high for Marcus, who learns later that sleeping with Lady Eloise could not have helped his career after all. Higher, perhaps, for Kitt, whose character’s senior-citizen sexual appetite is supposed to seem grotesque. (But come on, this is Eartha Kitt — the former Catwoman exudes sex appeal at any age.)

EW MOVIE GRADE C-

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