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Guess Who (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 25 March 2005 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Percy Jones
... Simon Green
... Theresa Jones (as Zoë Saldaña)
... Marilyn Jones
... Howard Jones
... Keisha Jones
... Dante
... Reggie (as Ronreaco Lee)
... Darlene
... Fred
... Sydney
... Liz Klein
... Polly
... Winnie (as Jonell Kennedy)
... 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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His daughter's Mr. Right just turned out to be... Mr. White. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

25 March 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Dinner Party  »

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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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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

Right after the "NASCAR scene" in the kitchen, Theresa is shown taking off her jacket. The camera cuts to Simon, then back to Theresa and we see her taking off her jacket again. See more »

Quotes

Simon Green: Why can't black people listen to country music?
Keisha Jones: Why?
Simon Green: Because every time they say "hoe-down" they think their sister got shot!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits lists all names with no spaces, but with different fonts for given names and surnames. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Crossover (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Black Betty
(1935)
Written by Leadbelly (as Huddie Ledbetter)
Performed by Spiderbait
Courtesy of Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Fun Feel--Good Story
18 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Even though the movie is corny, it still sends a message that love will prevail. Family means everything and without their support, love and consideration, life will be harder. Just knowing that your family loves you and what you love, makes facing the world that much easier.

I compare this to My Big Fat Greek Wedding in cultural attributes. There is a world out there of give and take and for the most part, I feel people have forgotten that. These two movies show that consideration and the almighty give and take are important to long-lasting relationships in any culture, religion and family.

I recommend watching this movie with an open mind, hoping to laugh, love, cry and remember how to have a healthy relationship and I hope this inspires you to have consideration for others in your world.


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