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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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When he meets his future father-in-law, he may not have a future at all. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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

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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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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 »

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When Theresa is helping Percy to tie up his tie, crew member's head is visible near the door to the room with treadmill device See more »

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Keisha Jones: Theresa's boyfriend is white.
Percy: I know.
Keisha Jones: Oh, I know you know. I just wanted to see your face when you heard it again.
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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 »

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Referenced in Certifiably Jonathan (2007) See more »

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from "String Quintet in E Major, Op. 13 No. 5, G. 275"
Written by Luigi Boccherini
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Tony the Tiger says, "It'sssss...not that great"
5 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

It wasn't horrible, don't get me wrong. However, if you are going out to see a good romantic-comedy type movie I would suggest something else. Hitch for example. 'Hitch' is everything this movie is not. It is funny, fast paced, with great chemistry between actors, and a good leading male in Will Smith. 'Guess Who' however was incredibly predictable and slow moving at times. While there were a lot of "funny" parts in the movie, there was nothing in it that I laughed out loud at. The jokes were forced out for the most part, and the actors looked like they were going through the motions. There didn't seem to be much chemistry between the the leading male and female in this. At no point did I feel I was looking at real characters. I just felt I was seeing Bernie Mac playing the role of the father, and Ashton playing the 'boyfriend'. Ashton was silly while trying to be funny, which is his style and personality. But he was unconvincing and awkward while trying to be serious. Ashton is just in over his head with this kind of acting. He was in his element with the show 'Punked', and 'Dude Where's my Car?'.

In short, this is one I would suggest waiting to see on video. If you were thinking of a good evening out, I would suggest Hitch or go with a totally different genre of movie.


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