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Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008)

 -  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  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£40,380 (UK) (30 May 2008)

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£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

Near the end of the movie, when R.J., Bianca and Jamaal, arrive to the airport, the car is very low because of the weight of the bags on the roof-top. However, when R.J. takes off the bags, the car's suspension doesn't lift. Even if the car had the trunk full, the suspension should lift up a little bit. 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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The River
Written by Balewa Muhammad, Frank Oliphant, Arama Brown, Noel Gourdin, Gerald Raeford,
Luther Lynch
Performed by Noel Gourdin
Courtesy of Trakaddix Entertainment LLC and Epic Records
Contains elements from "How Do You Feel the Morning After"
Performed by Millie Jackson
Courtesy of Ace Records Ltd.
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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a better effort from Martin Lawrence
25 January 2009 | by (TN) – See all my reviews

This movie was better than recent Martin Lawrence films. It actually had humor that was funny in places. Lawrence plays a TV talk show host whom is engaged to a Survivor winner, Biancca. Bianca has turned him into a vegan and believes winning is everything. RJ goes home to a family reunion bringing Bianca and his son. He has a large, tough talking cousin, another cousin, Reggie, whom is not trustworthy, but his main rival is cousin Clyde. Clyde always won in everything until the family obstacle course and RJ finally beat him, but Clyde reneged on their bet. RJ's dad favors Clyde. Also, there is Lucinda a girl that both RJ and Clyde liked growing up. The family reunion turns into another contest between RJ and Clyde and Bianca sees she doesn't have much in common with RJ's family.

Some of the funny scenes include Bianca saying sweet tea is like liquid diabetes, Bianca's dog with RJ's dog, the skunk, anything cousin Betty did.

FINAL VERDICT: Give it a try, Martin Lawrence is funny again.


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