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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.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Theresa Jones (as Zoë Saldaña)
Reggie (as Ronreaco Lee)
Liz Klein
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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Some in-laws were made to be broken. See more »


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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 USA:

$20,671,446, 27 March 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Roles are reversed in this unofficial remake : an African-American woman introduces her parents to her white boyfriend here, while it was a white woman introducing her African-American boyfriend in the original movie. See more »


After Simon and Theresa escape from the basement and are standing on the top of the fort, the moon is backwards (flipped shot). See more »


Simon Green: [on the phone, leaving a message] Babe, you're acting like I have cheated on you, and I have never cheated on you. Except for that one time, with myself, and you caught me.
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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 »


Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 2005 (2006) See more »


Written by Keith Pelzer, Darren Henson, Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart,
Mel Tormé (as Mel Torme) and Robert Wells
Performed by Floetry
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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26 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Even copying other two great successful movies (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and Meet the parents)this one is really pathetic. All gags are old. Every situation is predictable. Characters are banal. An easy way to try to create a nice (which nice is totally not in this case) humor about the natural racial preventions which every race still fill in front of other races (unfortunately). This movie sometimes makes you laugh, most of the time is stupid and pathetic. Technically this movie is very cheap (many directors of comedy genre does not take care of a good cinematography etc). Watch the DVD in your living room with your most ignorant friends and save some dollar. To go to the theater and watch this garbage is time wasted. 3/10.

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