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The Cookout (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  3 September 2004 (USA)
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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 ... 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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$6,219,794 (USA) (3 September 2004)

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$59,413 (South Africa) (15 July 2005)
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Security Guard: Do you know Marquis Fontaineau?
Little Dee: Light skin with good hair, yeah I know thim.
Little Dee's Baby: You know my daddy!
Security Guard: Aw hell no!
Little Dee: Let's roll.
[drives off]
Security Guard: [calls Marquis Fontaineau on her cell phone] Marquis, I thought you said you didn't know Little Dee. I met her. I seen her. I seen your damm baby.
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Fantastic Voyage
Performed by Lakeside
Written by Mark Wood / Stephen Shockley / Otis Stokes / Tiemeyer McCain / Norman Beavers / Fred Alexander / Marvin Craig / Thomas Shelby / Fred Lewis
Courtesy of Solar Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
Published by H&R Lastrada Music (ASCAP)/Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP)
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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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