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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)

Gross:

£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 »

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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Roscoe interviews members of his family over the credits. See more »

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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: Episode dated 9 February 2008 (2008) See more »

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Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing
Written by Stevie Wonder
Performed by Stevie Wonder
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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