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Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  8 February 2008 (USA)
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A successful talk show host leaves Los Angeles to reunite with his family in the Deep South.

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A successful talk show host leaves Los Angeles to reunite with his family in the Deep South.

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Going home is no vacation.

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Comedy | Romance

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

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8 February 2008 (USA)  »

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The Better Man  »

Box Office

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,207,730 (USA) (8 February 2008)

Gross:

£40,380 (UK) (30 May 2008)
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Trivia

According to Louis C.K. on the DVD commentary of Louie (2010), his part in this film was originally much larger. But his performance was so bad that most of his scenes were deleted. See more »

Goofs

The announcer on TV says that Bianca won Survivor: Kiribati, pronouncing it kee-ree-ba-tee. The country's name is actually pronounced kee-ree-bas. See more »

Quotes

Reggie: [Admiring the pork ribs he's just barbecued] See this swine? It's fine, divine, sublime, and right...
Otis: ...on time!
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Crazy Credits

Roscoe interviews members of his family over the credits. See more »

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Features Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) See more »

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Jump (For My Love)
Written by Stephen Mitchell, Gary Skardina, Marti Sharron
Performed by The Pointer Sisters
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Expecting too much
15 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Come on people, I think you were expecting too much. It was a comedy and I thought it was very funny. How were the "stereotypes" semi-insulting? I believe half of us have a relationship with someone in our family pretty close to what Roscoe had with his father, and his siblings. We live with it and accept it. Or if we can't accept it, we tell the person, (finally!) how we feel and sometimes we learn because of not communicating that we both looked at things very differently. ("I didn't know you felt that way!)Black people deal with things, especially family issues, with humor. Ease up, not Oscar material, but very funny.


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