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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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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

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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25 March 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Dinner Party  »

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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

Roles are reversed in this unofficial remake : an African-American woman introduces her parents to her white boyfriend here, while it was a white woman introducing her African-American boyfriend in the original 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

Polly: Next please.
Percy: Hi, reservation for Percy Jones.
Polly: And that's Jones with a J?
Percy: No Jones with a P. I made reservation last week.
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The opening credits lists all names with no spaces, but with different fonts for given names and surnames. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ashton Kutcher/Gwen Stefani (2005) See more »

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Walk on the Wild Side
(1972)
(Onscreen as "Walk on the Wildside")
Written and Performed by Lou Reed
Courtesy of RCA Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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Fun Feel--Good Story
18 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even though the movie is corny, it still sends a message that love will prevail. Family means everything and without their support, love and consideration, life will be harder. Just knowing that your family loves you and what you love, makes facing the world that much easier.

I compare this to My Big Fat Greek Wedding in cultural attributes. There is a world out there of give and take and for the most part, I feel people have forgotten that. These two movies show that consideration and the almighty give and take are important to long-lasting relationships in any culture, religion and family.

I recommend watching this movie with an open mind, hoping to laugh, love, cry and remember how to have a healthy relationship and I hope this inspires you to have consideration for others in your world.


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