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Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins (2008)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 8 February 2008 (USA)
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 interest 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 interest 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) (10 February 2008)

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$42,436,517 (USA) (3 April 2008)
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Trivia

Martin Lawrence and Cedric The Entertainer also appeared in Big Mommas House. See more »

Goofs

While Roscoe and Bianca are talking about Yoga Reggie walks onto the porch. Bianca speaks to Reggie and goes into downward dog. After Roscoe lets Reggie get his "look", Bianca stands up and says "Oh, hi Regie" as if it's the first time she saw him. 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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Crazy Credits

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

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References Thinner (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Neutron Dance
Written by Danny Sembello, Allee Willis
Performed by The Pointer Sisters
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Not worth a plugged nickel!
7 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a terribly disappointing movie. With such a well-known cast I was expecting something with a great deal more substance. I'll admit that the overall message of depending on family regardless of differences and personalities is a respectable message, however, the means certainly did not justify the end in this case. The unrestrained (and unnecessary) profanity, explicit sex scenes (with the dogs) and the rude, uncouth and vulgar mouth of Monique (who comes off as just plain ol' trashy) does not do the movie, the actors or the message any justice.

Every one of these actors has portrayed highly memorable characters in other works, yet this was a break from good, wholesome fun, into raunchy, loudmouthed, predictable, almost cartoonish antics. The movie was extremely shallow.

Regrettably, this movie does nothing but reinforce negative associations for the black (African-American) community. After all of the struggles put forth by civil rights activists, why would these actors go to such lengths to erode all the good that was accomplished? Seems self-defeating to me.

From the caliber of these actors I expected so much more. Very disappointing.


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