The 80’s till the late 90’s was the highlight of Eddie Murphy’s career. He starred in many memorable films that have become pop culture references. His string of box office hits seemed to be endless. One of his best movies from this period was the 1992 film “Boomerang”. Eddie Murphy stars as Marcus Graham, a womanizing advertising executive who believes that no woman can walk away from his charms. He meets his match when his new boss Jacqueline (Robin Givens) uses the same tricks on him that he has used on every woman. He also meets the sweet artist Angela (Halle Berry) who has him questioning what love actually means.
“Boomerang” has a very hip and cool style to it especially in the music and the costumes. The characters dress in trenchcoats and high fashion outfits that produce that New York look. The music is mostly new jack swing and fits the overall tone of the movie. The acting is quite good especially in the comedic scenes between Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, and David Alan Grier.
The movie is an interesting interpretation for its time on relationships and how your actions have consequences. The notion of treating people how you want to be treated is the main theme running throughout the entire film and it finally gets the main character to acknowledge this. Overall “Boomerang” is a funny and interesting movie that is worth checking out.