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Guess Who (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 25 March 2005 (USA)
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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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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

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 Writer's Guild of America (WGA) mandated that William Rose be credited for his work on the original Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967). However, he is never actually mentioned in this movie. See more »

Goofs

Even though the studio spent $100,000 to digitally remove Ashton Kutcher's red Kabbalah bracelet, it can still be clearly seen when he is drinking coffee in the "breakfast scene." 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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Crazy Credits

The opening credits lists all names with no spaces, but with different fonts for given names and surnames. See more »

Connections

Referenced in DVD-R Hell: Cavemen (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Butterflies
(2004)
Written by Sia, James Hogarth and Kevin Cormack
Performed by Sia (as Sia)
Courtesy of Universal - Island Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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