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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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$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

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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It's Love
Written by Darren Henson, Keith Pelzer, Jill Scott
Performed by Jill Scott
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Going home is no vacation.
23 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A successful talk show host leaves Los Angeles to reunite with his family in the Deep South.

By the end of this movie's trailer, you would've thought "Oh, not again." No, that's what you were thinking. Don't deny it. Even I did too. But the trailer is very misleading and I found myself liking this movie more than I was going to. A lot more.

What I loved about this movie were the characters and moral. And yes, I loved those things. Each of the characters are unique and have their own memorable moments. Also, this movie had some pretty decent jokes, much better than many other comedies released this time who use clichéd and predictable jokes.

What I also admired about this movie was the family matter and moral this movie was trying to give out. I found it oddly touching and very sweet. Unfortunately, the other jokes this movie seem to have were also predictable, gross, unfunny, and crude. Some scenes in the movie just ruin the sweets scenes before it because it felt like the filmmakers just want to make people laugh.

Like I said, the characters were memorable. The most notable were James Earl Jones, Nicole Ari Parker, and Mo'Nique. Mo'Nique, I must say, is the funniest character in here, in my opinion. She throws each joke at you and you can't have enough!

Yes, the trailers for this movie were misleading so the movie was actually quite decent. The jokes were actually funny, the characters memorable, and the moral is very touching for anyone who has a family. Sure, it had its bad moments but this is better than most comedies released this year.


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