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

Writer:

Malcolm D. Lee

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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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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.

Genres:

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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Trivia

Martin Lawrence and Mike Epps provided the voice of Boog the Grizzly Bear in Open Season and its sequel See more »

Goofs

(at around 50 mins) A cast member goes sneaking into the shower where a female is showering. She asks him for the "feminine wash" and he never ever hands it to her, but in the last shot of her holding up the shower curtain she has a can of something in her left hand, even though she never takes her hands off of the curtains the whole time. See more »

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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 Barbershop (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

So Fresh, So Clean
Written by André 3000, Raymon Murray, Big Boi (as Antwan Patton), Rico Wade,
Sleepy Brown (as Patrick L. Brown)
Performed by Outkast
Courtesy of La Face records / Zomba Label Group
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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A somewhat funny movie
25 January 2009 | by JimSDCalSee all my reviews

Roscoe Jenkins has taken the name "RJ Stevens" and become a self-help guru with a book and talk show based on the premise "the team of me". He heads home accompanies by his self-absorbed fiancée, Bianca, who has the idea that they should record RJ's parent's 50th anniversary celebration.

At home, RJ's family does not treat him as the important semi-celebrity he is in LA but as the child who could never defeat his cousin Clyde in any competition and as the boy still under his parents' dominion at home. Roscoe's relatives played by James Earl Jones. Margaret Avery, Cedric the Entertainer, Mo'nique and Michael Clarke Duncan are all funny and good at puncturing the bubble of Roscoe's believed importance. Eventually Roscoe learns some important lessons about the importance of family and remaining connected to them and becomes the man his father has always wanted him to be. This is a decent, somewhat funny movie so it gets a grade of C+ and a moderate recommendation.


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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

Gross USA:

$42,436,517

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,655,418
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1.85 : 1
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