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Guess Who (2005)

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A young woman, Theresa, brings her boyfriend, Simon, home to meet her parents and surprise them with the news of their engagement. Another surprise: Simon is white.

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William Rose (motion picture "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"), David Ronn (story) | 4 more credits »
16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernie Mac ... Percy Jones
Ashton Kutcher ... Simon Green
Zoe Saldana ... Theresa Jones (as Zoë Saldaña)
Judith Scott ... Marilyn Jones
Hal Williams ... Howard Jones
Kellee Stewart ... Keisha Jones
Robert Curtis Brown ... Dante
RonReaco Lee ... Reggie (as Ronreaco Lee)
Paula Newsome ... Darlene
Phil Reeves ... Fred
Sherri Shepherd ... Sydney
Nicole Sullivan ... Liz Klein
Jessica Cauffiel ... Polly
JoNell Kennedy ... Winnie (as Jonell Kennedy)
Niecy Nash ... Naomi
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Storyline

Percy and Marilyn are renewing their vows for their anniversary, and their daughter Theresa brings her boyfriend Simon for them to meet. Unbeknownst to her parents, the kids plan to announce their engagement during the weekend. The Jones family is Black; Theresa neglects to tell them Simon is White. Race complicates Percy's general mistrust of any boyfriend, so he instigates an investigation of Simon, discovering he's recently lost his job and hasn't told Theresa. Mistrust rears its ugly head, and in the process of Theresa and Simon's argument, Marilyn and Percy fall out. What can the men do to cross the divide between each other and between men and women? Will anyone be exchanging vows? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Some in-laws were made to be broken. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Sony Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dinner Party See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,671,446, 27 March 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$68,915,888

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$103,075,949
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The director's reason for making the film? "I have a 12-and-a-half-year-old daughter who's beautiful, and I'm sure she's going to come home one day with some Lithuanian, Samoan, punk-rock drummer dude, and I thought if I did this movie I'd be able to work out my issues before that day comes." See more »

Goofs

When Percy and Simon are en route to the hotel, Percy turns on his radio and the clock reads 7:16. After learning that there were no rooms available at the hotel, Percy and Simon return to the vehicle, once again turning on the radio where the clock still reads 7:16. See more »

Quotes

Simon Green: [on the phone, leaving a message] Babe, you're acting like I have cheated on you, and I have never cheated on you. Except for that one time, with myself, and you caught me.
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Crazy Credits

During the credits we get to see the home video of the wedding, and hear the main characters comment on the events. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: My Baby Is Black! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Watch Your Mouth
(2001)
Written by Lina and Travis Landon House
Performed by Lina
Courtesy of Moodstar Recordings
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What Can Sony Pictures Think of You?
6 April 2005 | by filmxferSee all my reviews

To take a work of pure genius (Guess Who's Coming To Dinner / Stanley Kramer 1967) and turn it into a Bernie mac, Ashton Kutcher roll reversal. I have nothing against the actors in this film... BUT! The original still stands strong as a cinematic masterpiece. Reviewing the troubled historic times past. Any comedic treatment of this classic work is nothing more than panhandling.

You can rent or buy the original for under $10. Sydney Portier was and is his generation. Don't be fooled, This series of remakes being spit out by the studios are simply because they already have the rights to the films and they will be the only ones making money. But the best question is what will they remake in 20 years from now.

Don't buy any of it!


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