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Boomerang

Sunday, Jun 16 at 12:30 pm

Location: Redstone Theater

Dir. Reginald Hudlin. 1992, 117 mins. U.S. DCP. With Eddie Murphy, Robin Givens, Halle Berry, David Alan Grier, Martin Lawrence, Grace Jones, Eartha Kitt, Chris Rock, Geoffrey Holder.   In classic battle-of-the-sexes fashion, Eddie Murphy’s Marcus Graham is an executive in a high-profile New York advertising firm who meets his match in a serious-minded colleague, Jacqueline (Givens), who gets the job promotion he feels he was entitled to. Everything about this ribald comic confection from director Hudlin—knocking it out of the park in his follow-up to sleeper smash House Party—still breaks the mold, most spectacularly it is absurdly stocked supporting cast of actresses, each who seems to be having the time of her lives, from the legendary Eartha Kitt as sexually bold cosmetics mogul Lady Eloise to the one-and-only Grace Jones as glamazon fashion model Helen Strangé to a fresh-faced Halle Berry as the coworker who might be Marcus’s true love interest. This wildly funny, sophisticated vehicle for Murphy’s too-infrequently tapped skills as a romantic leading man was among the biggest hits of 1992, and all but set the template for the modern-day Black romantic comedy. 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). There is a $1.50 transaction fee per ticket for all online purchases. The cost of admission may be applied toward a same-day purchase of a membership. 

Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission.