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Guess Who (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 25 March 2005 (USA)
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This movie prompts racism. Bernie Mac's daughter brings her boyfriend home to meet her parents. He is not accepted and mistreated just because of the color of his skin.

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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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His house. His rules. 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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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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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 »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Howard Jones: You didn't tell me he was white!
Percy: Yes, I did, back at the retirement home.
Howard Jones: I thought you was kidding.
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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in Crossover (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Express Yourself (Mocean Worker Remix)
(1970)
Written by Charles Wright
Performed by Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing
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Hollywood is getting lazy.
3 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As I watched this movie I felt like I was watching a dozen similar films which were haphazardly put together for the sake of a few bucks. The film was not only a sorry remake of the classic film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, but was entirely too similar to other films including Meet the Parents and dozens of other pop movies which cheaply recycle the old and tired formulas and plots featuring the introduction of a significant other to uneasy parents by an all too eager boy/girlfriend or fiancé. Guess Who was a sorry attempt by some Hollywood exec to fill seats in theaters and to sell copies of DVDs. Nothing more. I am tired of movie producers putting out the same tired and unoriginal films such as Guess Who. Where is the creativity and originality?


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