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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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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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Trivia

Jamal's mother is in fact Queen Latifah's mother in real life 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 S.W.A.T. (1975) See more »

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Summertime
Performed by DJ Jazzy Jeff & Will Smith (as The Fresh Prince)
Written by Robert Kool Bell (as Robert Bell) / Ronald Bell / George Funky Brown (as George Brown) / Hula Mahone / Robert Spike Mickens (as Robert Mickens) / Craig Simpkins / Claydes Smith (as Claydes Eugen Smith) / Willard Smith / Alton Taylor (as Alton Dameron Taylor) / Dennis D.T. Thomas (as Dennis Ronald Thomas) / Richard Westfield
Courtesy of Jive Records
Published by Zomba Songs, Inc. o/b/o itself & Da Posse Music (BMI)/Zomba Enterprises Inc. o/b/o itself and Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince Publishing Co. (ASCAP)
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Ninety minutes, zero laughs
6 December 2009 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Generally I always try to look for the best in everything, but this is just one of those movies that have absolutely no redeeming qualities. It doesn't even have a plot, they just make a bunch of repulsive stereotypes attend a barbecue and hope somewhere along the line something funny will happen. Because you know, some of them contrast, the manual said that would be funny. When that fails, they make Danny Glover wear a rapper outfit, which is embarrassing on so many levels. Occasionally the movie also takes a break from being painfully unfunny and becomes painfully moralising. The only problem is, these morals are really messed-up. Apparently our main character (played by some guy) dreads the visit of his childhood friend Becky, but when it turns out she's grown up to be hot (well, actually she's grown up to be rapper Eve, but close enough) he marries her. Now that's a guy you can build on, at least until you get your first wrinkle. This movie is just highly unpleasant to watch.


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