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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 interest Lucinda Allen.

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Malcolm D. Lee

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Lawrence ... R.J.
James Earl Jones ... Papa Jenkins
Margaret Avery ... Mama Jenkins
Joy Bryant ... Bianca Kittles
Cedric the Entertainer ... Clyde (as Cedric 'The Entertainer')
Nicole Ari Parker ... Lucinda
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Otis
Mike Epps ... Reggie
Mo'Nique ... Betty
Damani Roberts ... Jamaal
Brooke Lyons ... Amy
Liz Mikel ... Ruthie
Carol Sutton ... Ms. Pearl
Deetta West ... Ms. Addy
Louis C.K. ... Marty
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language and some drug references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Better Man See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,207,730, 10 February 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,436,517, 3 April 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,650,785
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film has one Oscar winner, Mo'Nique, and three Oscar nominees, James Earl Jones, Margaret Avery, and Michael Clark Duncan. Jones received an Honorary Oscar in 2011. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, when R.J., Bianca and Jamaal, arrive to the airport, the car is very low because of the weight of the bags on the roof-top. However, when R.J. takes off the bags, the car's suspension doesn't lift. Even if the car had the trunk full, the suspension should lift up a little bit. See more »

Quotes

Otis: The Black Paris Hilton done sissified you off the swine, that's what's up.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Thinner (1996) See more »

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Access Hollywood Theme
Written and Performed by Brandon Christy
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It's actually kinda fun
26 June 2008 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

Last year when I saw the trailer for Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins, I wasn't expecting much, I'm not a fan by any means with Martin Lawrence. When I looked at the rating here on IMDb at the time of it's theatrical release, it was low, I wasn't sure if that's because people just had low expectations or if it really was that bad of a movie. So I decided to wait for the rental. Well I watched it the other day and honestly Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins is not as bad as I was expecting, I laughed more than a few times. I think the problem with it is that we have all seen this film before. The script is also semi-insulting with the stereotypes, so I can understand why a lot of people hate this movie, but I think everyone just needs to let go with this film while watching it. The story is typical but you have to admit there are some good laughs in it.

Roscoe Jenkins is a very successful man, he's a host of a new talk show and author of a self help book, everyone loves him pretty much, including his Survivor wanna be star fiancée, Bianca. But when his son wants to go to his family's big BBQ reunion down in Atlanta, Roscoe decides that it's time for them to meet his new fiancée and life. But what Bianca is not expecting is his crazy family that will just drive them crazy. But Roscoe sees an old crush with his "brother like" enemy, Clyde, flames spark up again, questioning what Roscoe's true roots are.

While Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins is typical, has some interesting cast members, and can be a bit insulting, I still feel like this movie really didn't mean to hurt anyone, just to have fun and deliver a few laughs. Like I said, just this movie has been done before so many times with the crazy family and you can predict what will happen at the end, but still, I enjoyed this movie and thought it was fun at best. Just the only thing I didn't get was how the whole family picked on him about his success, I mean, I'd get into his good graces to share some that fun money he must be rolling around in, lol. But I would recommend this movie, just you have to be open to it and just have fun, I guarantee you'll get a few good laughs.

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