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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 intrest 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 intrest 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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$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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This film has one Oscar winner, Mo'Nique, and three Oscar nominees, James Earl Jones, Margaret Avery, and Michael Clark Duncan. Jones received an Honorary Oscar in 2011. See more »

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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 »

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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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References Thinner (1996) See more »

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Written by Keite Young, Steve Harvey, Bobby Watson, Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
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A somewhat funny movie
25 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Roscoe Jenkins has taken the name "RJ Stevens" and become a self-help guru with a book and talk show based on the premise "the team of me". He heads home accompanies by his self-absorbed fiancée, Bianca, who has the idea that they should record RJ's parent's 50th anniversary celebration.

At home, RJ's family does not treat him as the important semi-celebrity he is in LA but as the child who could never defeat his cousin Clyde in any competition and as the boy still under his parents' dominion at home. Roscoe's relatives played by James Earl Jones. Margaret Avery, Cedric the Entertainer, Mo'nique and Michael Clarke Duncan are all funny and good at puncturing the bubble of Roscoe's believed importance. Eventually Roscoe learns some important lessons about the importance of family and remaining connected to them and becomes the man his father has always wanted him to be. This is a decent, somewhat funny movie so it gets a grade of C+ and a moderate recommendation.


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