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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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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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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

As evidenced by the clappers in the deleted scenes section, the working title for the movie was "The Dinner Party". See more »

Goofs

The bottle containing Keisha's green juice is pressurized. If it's inverted, nothing comes out. To drink from it, you have to keep it upright and squeeze the bottle. See more »

Quotes

Simon Green: You know, if Theresa had told me you guys were black it really could have saved us an awkward situation.
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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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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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Pleasant surprise
30 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First of all, I am not a fan of Bernie Mack and certainly not of Ashton Kutcher, but I liked this movie.

While the movie is certainly predictable, it has its humorous moments. Although Bernie Mack plays a little overly protective father, he does not over play it to the point that it is just a ridiculous caricature. Ashton Kuetcher has a good haircut and looks like a nice clean cut male, not the long haired goof-ball we usually see.

My favorite scene was the one at the dinner table. Not to give anything away, there were racist comments and racist jokes, but in good taste and fun. That scene shows that both sides can be racist in their own rights but still enjoy a good joke when it is truly funny.

While not the masterpiece that "Look Who's Coming to Dinner" was, it was a whole lot more fun to watch.

This is you typical formula romantic comedy, but it is heavier on comedy than romance.


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