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Kingdom Come (2001)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  11 April 2001 (USA)
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A group of old family members bands together when a despicable family member thankfully expires.

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Ray Bud Slocumb
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Charisse Slocumb
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Lucille Slocumb
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Marguerite Slocumb
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Junior Slocumb
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Juanita Slocumb
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Rev. Beverly H. Hooker
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Royce Slocumb
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Raynelle Slocumb
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Clyde Kincade
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Delightful Slocumb (as Masasa)
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Antoine Depew
Patrice Moncell ...
Merline Depew
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Charles Winslow
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Bernice Talbert
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This family has issues! When mean and surly Bud Slocumb keels over at breakfast, his family gathers for the wake and funeral: long-suffering widow Raynelle, unemployed son Junior who's cheating on his wife Charisse, son Ray Bud who holds a job and has a loving wife, Lucille, but struggles with alcoholism and with their difficulty having children. There's younger daughter Delightful, who constantly eats; religious Aunt Marguerite and her wayward son Royce; and, there's Juanita, their wealthy cousin's wife. They all descend on the town of Lula, struggle to say something nice about Bud, and face the challenge of sorting out their relationships with the living. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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They're not perfect, but they are family.

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Rated PG for thematic elements, language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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11 April 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Békés családi tűzfészek  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,562,284 (USA) (13 April 2001)

Gross:

$23,247,539 (USA) (17 August 2001)
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Based on the play "Dearly Departed." See more »

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The movie takes place in the southern town of Lula, but Ray Bud's "new" used pickup truck has California license plates. See more »

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Raynelle: [reading Marguerite's letter] I didn't see you in church this Sunday, I guess there must've been something good on TV, again... I know how you like that wrestling program.
Woodrow 'Bud' Slocumb: Damn straight.
Raynelle: [reading] I wonder if they'll have TV in Hell?
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Written by Kirk Franklin
Performed by Shawn Stockman
Produced by Kirk Franklin for Fo Yo Soul Productions/B-Rite Music
Shawn Stockman appears courtesy of Universal Records
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One of the best films you've never heard of!
4 December 2006 | by (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Just caught this on local TV here and I had no idea this film ever existed. It's funny, it's human, it's warm, it's truthful but it's hopeful. I may be miles removed from the demographics pictured here but I remember a certain funeral in my own family that had all the hallmarks of this one...

As far as the storytelling is concerned, this film/script/play has all the intricacies and finely observed and rendered detail that makes the films of Marcel Pagnol about the life of Southern Frenchmen so universal yesterday, today and tomorrow, all around the world.

Fine ensemble cast where none of the stars detract from each other. A class act all the way.


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