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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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Theresa Jones (as Zoë Saldaña)
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Reggie (as Ronreaco Lee)
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Winnie (as Jonell Kennedy)
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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 »

Genres:

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

During the scene where Percy Jones (Bernie Mac) and Simon Green (Ashton Kutcher) are riding in the car together, all the songs on the radio are about interracial romance (the Stories' "Brother Louie") or have something to do with race relations or race in general (Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder's "Ebony and Ivory", and the chorus for Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side" is introduced with the line, "And the colored girls go"), adding to the tension between the characters. See more »

Goofs

When everyone is gathered in the kitchen in the morning, Keisha is taking a big swig from the container with the green juice in it. In the very next shot, the juice container is sitting on the counter. 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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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 Saturday Night Live: Ashton Kutcher/Gwen Stefani (2005) See more »

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Black Betty
(1935)
Written by Leadbelly (as Huddie Ledbetter)
Performed by Spiderbait
Courtesy of Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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