The Examination of Marcus Graham: Love Archetypes

We will discuss the many love archetypes that are portrayed in the 1992 movie, Boomerang, starring Eddie Murphy. We have “The Player” portrayed by Eddie Murphy, The Queen Bee (Corporate Bitch) played by Robin Givens, The Nerd played by David Alan Grier, The Nice Girl, played by Halle Berry. We will also discuss the many themes of the movie such as “Do nice people¬†finish last in love?”, “Attraction to the Bad Guy/Girl”, and “Can Player’s Change?” plus so much more!!

Boomerang is a 1992 American romantic comedy film directed by Reginald Hudlin. The film stars Eddie Murphy as Marcus Graham, a hotshot advertising executive who also happens to be an insatiable womanizer and male chauvinist. When he meets his new boss, Jacqueline Broyer (Robin Givens), Marcus discovers that she is essentially a female version of himself, and realizes he is receiving the same treatment that he delivers to others. The film features supporting performances by Halle Berry, David Alan Grier, and Martin Lawrence.

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