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Guess Who (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 25 March 2005 (USA)
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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(motion picture "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"), (story) | 4 more credits »

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Theresa Jones (as Zoë Saldaña)
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Reggie (as Ronreaco Lee)
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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:

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

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 Theresa is helping Percy to tie up his tie, crew member's head is visible near the door to the room with treadmill device See more »

Quotes

Percy: If you're gonna marry one of these women, sometimes it's gonna hurt like hell. And all you can do is admit that you're wrong and know that she's always right.
Simon Green: She's right?
Percy: That's right.
Simon Green: Always?
Percy: Right.
Simon Green: Right.
Percy: That's right.
Simon Green: All right okay, what about all that talk about my dignity?
Percy: Do you love her? Do you want her? Then she's always right.
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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 »

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Referenced in Getaway: China (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Ebony and Ivory
(1981)
Written by Paul McCartney
Performed by Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder
Courtesy of MPL Communications, Inc.
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Fun Feel--Good Story
18 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even though the movie is corny, it still sends a message that love will prevail. Family means everything and without their support, love and consideration, life will be harder. Just knowing that your family loves you and what you love, makes facing the world that much easier.

I compare this to My Big Fat Greek Wedding in cultural attributes. There is a world out there of give and take and for the most part, I feel people have forgotten that. These two movies show that consideration and the almighty give and take are important to long-lasting relationships in any culture, religion and family.

I recommend watching this movie with an open mind, hoping to laugh, love, cry and remember how to have a healthy relationship and I hope this inspires you to have consideration for others in your world.


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