Boomerang (1992)

Boomerang came out in 1992, and Boyz II Men had a hit single, End of the Road, featured in this film. That song has one of my favourites since I was old enough to watch music videos. Boomerang is a very adult-themed movie that I could not understand as a young teenager.

Fast forward to adulthood and my purchase of Boomerang on DVD. Watching it after being in love and having my heartbroken did I fully understand and appreciate what this story is about. 

Most of you should be surprised by this statement, but I have never been a Halle Barry fan. Boomerang is one of the roles I don’t mind watching her in; however, I do not watch this movie because of her. I watch this drama because of Eddie Murphy. If you haven’t seen this film yet, the poster says it all, the player is about to be played. 

Marcus (Murphy) is a hot-shot advertising executive who can have any girl he wants at any time. After so many sexual adventures, he finally finds a girl he loves, except his best friend also loves her. Meanwhile, there’s sexual tension and drama at work, so as you would expect, the entire story is a ticking time bomb. When it goes off, the range of damage is unknown. 

I enjoy this movie and the entire cast, including Robin Givens, Martin Lawerence, David Allen Greer, and Chris Rock. 

Many could say that Marcus didn’t deserve a happy ending for all the destruction he caused in other people’s lives, but he is a totally different person when he’s around Angela (Barry). He’s a better man, and I’m in his corner. He may have taken the longest route possible and go off the track along the way, yet he did prove that people can change. 

I think Boomerang is an underrated movie that deals with the highs and lows of falling in love. The cast and their performances are what won me over, and I think if you give it a chance, it may win you over too. 7/10

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