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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.


(motion picture "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"), (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Theresa Jones (as Zoë Saldaña)
Reggie (as Ronreaco Lee)
Liz Klein
Winnie (as Jonell Kennedy)


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 daughter's Mr. Right just turned out to be... Mr. White. See more »


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


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,671,446, 27 March 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ashton Kutcher suggested that his character be Jewish, to add another dimension to his conflict with the Christian Percy Jones. The idea was scrapped because the filmmakers wanted to focus on the issue of interracial romance rather than also looking into the interfaith issue. See more »


The sign on Reggie's computer at the bank reads FCID. It should read FDIC, for Federal Deposit Insurance Company- a federal organization that protects people's bank accounts. See more »


Howard Jones: You don't hear me calling no white folks honky and flat-ass!
Percy: Casper.
Howard Jones: Cracker.
Percy: Ofay.
Howard Jones: Peckerwood.
Percy: Wonder bread.
Howard Jones: Bird shit.
Percy: Bird shit?
Howard Jones: Well, it's almost white.
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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 »


Referenced in Certifiably Jonathan (2007) See more »


Papa Don't Take No Mess
Written by Charles Bobbitt, James Brown, John Starks and Fred Wesley
Performed by James Brown
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Pleasant surprise
30 May 2007 | by 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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