Meet Dave

  • Meet Dave
  • Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Gabrielle Union, Judah Friedlander, Ed Helms
  • Directed by Brian Robbins

Eddie Murphy — was that Oscar nominated performance in Dreamgirls just something I imagined? — continues to trash his very real talent with bottomfeeding material. In Meet Dave, Murphy limits himself to two roles, none human). He plays a pint-sized alien from outer space and the spacecraft he rode in on. If you think I'm going to explain that lame premise, think again. But know this: Murphy, teaming again with his Norbit director Brian Robbins, is assuming we'll all line up for lazyass toilet jokes and pay for the privilege. Prove him wrong, people, please.

From The Archives Issue 442: February 28, 1985