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Boomerang

(1992)

Eartha Kitt, Boomerang!

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-

Originally posted Aug 18, 2005
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