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Guess Who (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  25 March 2005 (USA)
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A sarcastic father (Mac) has plenty to say about his daughter wanting to marry a white boy (Kutcher).

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(motion picture "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"), (story), 4 more credits »
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Storyline

Percy and Marilyn are renewing their vows for their anniversary, and their daughter Theresa brings her boyfriend Simon for them to meet. Unbeknownst to her parents, the kids plan to announce their engagement during the weekend. The Jones family is Black; Theresa neglects to tell them Simon is White. Race complicates Percy's general mistrust of any boyfriend, so he instigates an investigation of Simon, discovering he's recently lost his job and hasn't told Theresa. Mistrust rears its ugly head, and in the process of Theresa and Simon's argument, Marilyn and Percy fall out. What can the men do to cross the divide between each other and between men and women? Will anyone be exchanging vows? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Some in-laws were made to be broken. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 March 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Dinner Party  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,671,446 (USA) (25 March 2005)

Gross:

$10,732,175 (Europe) (19 August 2005)
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The director's reason for making the film? "I have a 12-and-a-half-year-old daughter who's beautiful, and I'm sure she's going to come home one day with some Lithuanian, Samoan, punk-rock drummer dude, and I thought if I did this movie I'd be able to work out my issues before that day comes." See more »

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When Percy and Simon are en route to the hotel, Percy turns on his radio and the clock reads 7:16. After learning that there were no rooms available at the hotel, Percy and Simon return to the vehicle, once again turning on the radio where the clock still reads 7:16. See more »

Quotes

Polly: Next please.
Percy: Hi, reservation for Percy Jones.
Polly: And that's Jones with a J?
Percy: No Jones with a P. I made reservation last week.
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During the credits we get to see the home video of the wedding, and hear the main characters comment on the events. See more »

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Minuet
from "String Quintet in E Major, Op. 13 No. 5, G. 275"
Written by Luigi Boccherini
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Absolute drivel.
20 February 2006 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Not funny, pretty damn silly, totally unbelievable, absolutely predictable, pathetic stereotyping and a real waste of 106 minutes. There is not really much else to add. I sat through the whole film with my arms crossed and feeling very uncomfortable. I found it agonizing to watch Bernie Mac's character, there was nothing endearing to him at all. Ashton Kutcher was the same although a bit more ganglier. All I wanted to do was jump into the television set and give them both a kick in the pants. The script was bland, the acting was bordering on vaudeville and the storyline was handled with no tact at all. There is absolutely and totally NO comparison to "Guess who's coming to dinner". Don't bother with this film.


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