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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

Budget:

$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

In the celebration party scene Roscoe mentions that he and his fiancé are vegan, but in the scene shortly after, of them in the kitchen, Bianca is seen cutting up cheese, which is not part of a vegan diet. 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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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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Thinkuboutmi
Written by Keite Young, Steve Harvey, Bobby Watson, Sylvester Stewart
Performed by Keite Young
Courtesy of Hidden Beach Recordings, LLC
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Not worth a plugged nickel!
7 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a terribly disappointing movie. With such a well-known cast I was expecting something with a great deal more substance. I'll admit that the overall message of depending on family regardless of differences and personalities is a respectable message, however, the means certainly did not justify the end in this case. The unrestrained (and unnecessary) profanity, explicit sex scenes (with the dogs) and the rude, uncouth and vulgar mouth of Monique (who comes off as just plain ol' trashy) does not do the movie, the actors or the message any justice.

Every one of these actors has portrayed highly memorable characters in other works, yet this was a break from good, wholesome fun, into raunchy, loudmouthed, predictable, almost cartoonish antics. The movie was extremely shallow.

Regrettably, this movie does nothing but reinforce negative associations for the black (African-American) community. After all of the struggles put forth by civil rights activists, why would these actors go to such lengths to erode all the good that was accomplished? Seems self-defeating to me.

From the caliber of these actors I expected so much more. Very disappointing.


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