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Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 8 February 2008 (USA)
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Dr. RJ Stevens is a talk show host who visits his family in the deep south. While there he reunites with his brother Otis, his sister Betty, his cousin/rival Clyde and his childhood love interest Lucinda Allen.

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Dr. RJ Stevens is a talk show host who visits his family in the deep south. While there he reunites with his brother Otis, his sister Betty, his cousin/rival Clyde and his childhood love interest Lucinda Allen.

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Going home is no vacation.

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Comedy | Drama | 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  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$42,168,445 (USA) (28 March 2008)
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Trivia

During the softball game, Clyde is pitching and tells his defense to sit down. He is wearing a Satchel Paige replica jersey; Paige was also famous for having his defense sit down while he was pitching. See more »

Goofs

While Roscoe and Bianca are talking about Yoga Reggie walks onto the porch. Bianca speaks to Reggie and goes into downward dog. After Roscoe lets Reggie get his "look", Bianca stands up and says "Oh, hi Regie" as if it's the first time she saw him. See more »

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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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References Airplane! (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Before I Let Go
Written by Frankie Beverly
Performed by Maze feat. Frankie Beverly
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Y'all better strap yourselves in 'cause this here is going to be funny.
31 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, I am not a big fan of Martin Lawrence or Cedric the Entertainer, but this looked like an interesting diversion for Saturday afternoon, and it did have Nicole Ari Parker (The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love), so what the heck.

There is nothing like those family reunions where old rivalries are never settled, and everyone is trying to one-up each other.

R.J. (Martin Lawrence) has always felt like a loser, and his rivalry with Clyde (Cedric the Entertainer) is the focus of his parents (James Earl Jones & Margaret Avery) 50th Anniversary get together. Even though he is engaged to Bianca (Joy Bryant), he is still in love with Lucinda (Parker), and that complicates matters.

There are some great characters in this film to keep the laughs coming. Yes, I know that many of the laughs are tired stereotypes, but they are real. Michael Clarke Duncan, Mike Epps, and Mo'Nique really make this film.

The fact that it stretched it's PG-13 rating to the limits didn't hurt.


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