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Guess Who (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 25 March 2005 (USA)
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A young woman, Theresa, brings her boyfriend, Simon, home to meet her parents and surprise them with the news of their engagement. Another surprise: Simon is white.


(motion picture "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"), (story) | 4 more credits »
16 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Theresa Jones (as Zoë Saldaña)
Reggie (as Ronreaco Lee)
Winnie (as Jonell Kennedy)


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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His daughter's Mr. Right just turned out to be... Mr. White. See more »


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$67,962,333 (USA) (20 May 2005)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Percy and Simon are in the car, Percy buckles his seat belt twice. See more »


Theresa: Are you getting cold feet, Simon?
Simon Green: No. No, I'm not getting cold feet. I can't wait to marry you... and make babies with you. Give me a daughter who looks just like you.
Theresa: [sighing the words] oh, wow.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits lists all names with no spaces, but with different fonts for given names and surnames. See more »


References Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) See more »


Watch Your Mouth
Written by Lina and Travis Landon House
Performed by Lina
Courtesy of Moodstar Recordings
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What Can Sony Pictures Think of You?
6 April 2005 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

To take a work of pure genius (Guess Who's Coming To Dinner / Stanley Kramer 1967) and turn it into a Bernie mac, Ashton Kutcher roll reversal. I have nothing against the actors in this film... BUT! The original still stands strong as a cinematic masterpiece. Reviewing the troubled historic times past. Any comedic treatment of this classic work is nothing more than panhandling.

You can rent or buy the original for under $10. Sydney Portier was and is his generation. Don't be fooled, This series of remakes being spit out by the studios are simply because they already have the rights to the films and they will be the only ones making money. But the best question is what will they remake in 20 years from now.

Don't buy any of it!

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