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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)  »

Also Known As:

The Better Man  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£40,380 (UK) (30 May 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 baseball game scene, Reggie (Mike Epps) slides to steal third and gets Roscoe's jersey dirty. When he stands up and notices, he tries to brush the dirt off the #44 on the right side of the jersey. When the camera cuts to Roscoe and then back, the left side of his jersey is dirty and the right side completely clean. 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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Saving All My Love for You
Written by Gerry Goffin, Michael Masser
Performed by Whitney Houston
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Why bother (to go home or watch this movie)
9 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm glad I didn't pay (other than cable and time) to see this reverse positive message of what family and relationships should be like. It wasn't funny to me and Roscoe had every cause to feel dissed by his family except for his mother. Yet they had no valid reason to mistreat /pick on him. Yet the message is that no matter how 'dissed' one is by his relatives one is supposed to accept it/ them. b--- s---. I know Martin Lawrence makes vehicles like this (simple, low-class humor) but this was insulting to a person with sense. It's hard to write the required ten lines (per IMDb) just so this can be posted yet I think it merits I do so to register my low opinion of this movie.


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