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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)

Opening Weekend:

$16,207,730 (USA) (8 February 2008)

Gross:

£40,380 (UK) (30 May 2008)
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Trivia

During the softball game, Clyde is pitching and tells his defense to sit down. He is wearing a Satchel Paige replica jersey; Paige was also famous for having his defense sit down while he was pitching. See more »

Goofs

In the celebration party scene Roscoe mentions that he and his fiancé are vegan, but in the scene shortly after, of them in the kitchen, Bianca is seen cutting up cheese, which is not part of a vegan diet. 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 Barbershop (2005) See more »

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Thinkuboutmi
Written by Keite Young, Steve Harvey, Bobby Watson, Sylvester Stewart
Performed by Keite Young
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a better effort from Martin Lawrence
25 January 2009 | by (TN) – See all my reviews

This movie was better than recent Martin Lawrence films. It actually had humor that was funny in places. Lawrence plays a TV talk show host whom is engaged to a Survivor winner, Biancca. Bianca has turned him into a vegan and believes winning is everything. RJ goes home to a family reunion bringing Bianca and his son. He has a large, tough talking cousin, another cousin, Reggie, whom is not trustworthy, but his main rival is cousin Clyde. Clyde always won in everything until the family obstacle course and RJ finally beat him, but Clyde reneged on their bet. RJ's dad favors Clyde. Also, there is Lucinda a girl that both RJ and Clyde liked growing up. The family reunion turns into another contest between RJ and Clyde and Bianca sees she doesn't have much in common with RJ's family.

Some of the funny scenes include Bianca saying sweet tea is like liquid diabetes, Bianca's dog with RJ's dog, the skunk, anything cousin Betty did.

FINAL VERDICT: Give it a try, Martin Lawrence is funny again.


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