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The Cookout (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 3 September 2004 (USA)
When Todd Anderson signs a $30 million deal with his hometown team, the New Jersey Nets, he knows that his life is set for a big change. To keep things real, he decides to throw a barbeque ... See full summary »

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When Todd Anderson signs a $30 million deal with his hometown team, the New Jersey Nets, he knows that his life is set for a big change. To keep things real, he decides to throw a barbeque at his place -- just like the ones his family used to have. But when you have new and old friends, family, agents, and product reps in the same house, things are bound to get crazy. Written by Anonymous

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This summer, get your grill on!

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Rated PG-13 for drug content, sexual references and language | See all certifications »

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3 September 2004 (USA)  »

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Barbecue Party  »

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$6,219,794 (USA) (3 September 2004)

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$11,540,112 (USA) (8 October 2004)
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Last cinema film of Farrah Fawcett. See more »

Quotes

Willie: [discussing Mrs. Crowley] What about them nipples? She got some little raisins, or some nice big gumdrops?
Judge Crowley: That's my wife we're talking about.
Willie: Oh. My bad.
Nelson: Sorry.
Judge Crowley: Okay. Gumdrops.
Willie: I knew it!
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References Sanford and Son (1972) See more »

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Written by Barry De Vorzon
Used by permission of EMI Gold Horizon Music Corp.
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Good Message Cheesy Spoof-Like Delivery
16 December 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The movie had a good message about being responsible and down to earth even after hitting pay dirt. But, the message was nearly drowned in the cheesy delivery. As a result, this ethnic comedy comes off somewhat spoofish because of the mugging and overacting (which obviously was on purpose).

I think of The Cookout (2004) as (one of the characters in the movie so aptly put it) a "Black Beverly Hillbillies," like the TV series The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) that was definitely satirical. Although it is true that the stereotypes were carried to the extreme, which explains why some viewers are offended by the material, the same could be said of other spoofs, which purposely border on the ridiculous.

The Cookout (2004) is okay to rent, if you take if for what it is.

You know, this would have been a good TV movie.


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