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Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, 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 | 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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£40,380 (UK) (30 May 2008)
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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

(at around 50 mins) A cast member goes sneaking into the shower where a female is showering. She asks him for the "feminine wash" and he never ever hands it to her, but in the last shot of her holding up the shower curtain she has a can of something in her left hand, even though she never takes her hands off of the curtains the whole time. See more »

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Otis: The Black Paris Hilton done sissified you off the swine, that's what's up.
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Roscoe interviews members of his family over the credits. See more »

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Neutron Dance
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Performed by The Pointer Sisters
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It's actually kinda fun
26 June 2008 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Last year when I saw the trailer for Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins, I wasn't expecting much, I'm not a fan by any means with Martin Lawrence. When I looked at the rating here on IMDb at the time of it's theatrical release, it was low, I wasn't sure if that's because people just had low expectations or if it really was that bad of a movie. So I decided to wait for the rental. Well I watched it the other day and honestly Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins is not as bad as I was expecting, I laughed more than a few times. I think the problem with it is that we have all seen this film before. The script is also semi-insulting with the stereotypes, so I can understand why a lot of people hate this movie, but I think everyone just needs to let go with this film while watching it. The story is typical but you have to admit there are some good laughs in it.

Roscoe Jenkins is a very successful man, he's a host of a new talk show and author of a self help book, everyone loves him pretty much, including his Survivor wanna be star fiancée, Bianca. But when his son wants to go to his family's big BBQ reunion down in Atlanta, Roscoe decides that it's time for them to meet his new fiancée and life. But what Bianca is not expecting is his crazy family that will just drive them crazy. But Roscoe sees an old crush with his "brother like" enemy, Clyde, flames spark up again, questioning what Roscoe's true roots are.

While Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins is typical, has some interesting cast members, and can be a bit insulting, I still feel like this movie really didn't mean to hurt anyone, just to have fun and deliver a few laughs. Like I said, just this movie has been done before so many times with the crazy family and you can predict what will happen at the end, but still, I enjoyed this movie and thought it was fun at best. Just the only thing I didn't get was how the whole family picked on him about his success, I mean, I'd get into his good graces to share some that fun money he must be rolling around in, lol. But I would recommend this movie, just you have to be open to it and just have fun, I guarantee you'll get a few good laughs.

5/10


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