Synopsis: Smartass in red leather jumpsuit gets audience to laugh at exaggerated celebrity impressions and tales of domestic violence.
Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “Don’t look for old ‘Saturday Night Live’ routines here – Eddie’s act is completely new, razor sharp and definitely for adults only.”
What Did I Learn?: 1) Ronald Reagan wasn’t a particularly popular fellow among Eddie Murphy fans in August, 1983. 2) Even black Americans had no idea what James Brown was talking about, most of the time.
You Might Like This Movie If: you want to re-live the days when Michael Jackson’s name was just starting to become a punchline.
Really?: 1) For a man who joked that he was afraid of gay people, Eddie seemed awfully obsessed about the genitalia of African-American men and, um... shoving things up people’s butts. 2) Wait – did Eddie admit to hitting a girlfriend, once? 3) Eddie thinks Ricky Ricardo (Desi Arnaz) was cool?
Rating: Parts of Eddie Murphy’s stand-up act might seem a bit dated today (or even labelled as “hate speech”), but Delirious is pretty funny (albeit extremely raunchy) stuff and well worth watching. 8/10 stars.