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Guess Who (2005)

 -  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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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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When he meets his future father-in-law, he may not have a future at all. 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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Release Date:

25 March 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Dinner Party  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$199,179 (Italy) (19 August 2005)

Gross:

$10,732,175 (Europe) (19 August 2005)
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Trivia

Zoe Saldana (who plays Theresa Jones) is not an African American. Saldana is of Dominican/Puerto Rican decent. See more »

Goofs

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

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

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

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Ebony and Ivory
(1981)
Written by Paul McCartney (as Paul Mccartney)
Performed by Paul McCartney (as Paul Mccartney) & Stevie Wonder
Courtesy of MPL Communications, Inc.
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Entertaining with an apt social comment
21 December 2006 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

'Guess Who' is a good reflection of the changes in society since the Sydney Portier version was made many decades ago. Ashton Kutcher is an underrated comedic actor, who despite his good looks, can still be quite goofy and amusing. The movie raises good points about reverse racism, people's continuing prejudices and the pressures society puts on 'mixed-race' couples. I think the director and writers found a happy medium that allowed issues to be raised while at the same time keeping the movie light-hearted, funny and entertaining. If you are looking for something meaningful and entertaining at the same time, with a touch of romance and some eye candy, this is the movie for you!


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