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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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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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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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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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DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Louis C.K. on the DVD commentary of Louie (2010), his part in this film was originally much larger. But his performance was so bad that most of his scenes were deleted. See more »

Goofs

The announcer on TV says that Bianca won Survivor: Kiribati, pronouncing it kee-ree-ba-tee. The country's name is actually pronounced kee-ree-bas. See more »

Quotes

Reggie: [Admiring the pork ribs he's just barbecued] See this swine? It's fine, divine, sublime, and right...
Otis: ...on time!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Airplane! (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

We're Family
Written by Joe (as J. Thomas) & Kelvin Wooten (as K. Wooten)
Produced by Kelvin Wooten (as K. Wooten)
Performed by Joe
Courtesy of Kedar Entertainment Group
Joe appears courtesy of Jive Records
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Distant relatives
19 February 2008 | by IrockGswiftSee all my reviews

Martin Lawrence has tone down a lot in his recent years. He's a lot more humble and mindful during his interviews. I'm started to see him mature(maybe because he's in his 40s) and not playing that same overzealous type he's been cast as. Roscoe Jenkins was a fairly decent movie and as for laughs Mike Epps stole the show. Monique is crazy as ever and Cedric makes a few laughs himself. This movie has a widely all-star cast such as James Earl Jones who play Martin's (Roscoe Jenkins) dad and Margaret Avery his mom,Michael Clarke Duncan his brother,Nicole Parker who Roscoe had a childhood crush on,and Joy Bryant Roscoe's fiancé. After watching this movie not only speaking for myself I know most people can relate to this film. A sibling rivalry,a flirtatious cousin,and a conservative dad. Everyone has a relative that we normally can't see eye to eye,but at the end of the day they are all family. No matter how successful you've become and without family to support your achievements it means nearly nothing. This movie teaches you that,it's not only where you come from it's who you are,and you wouldn't know that if it wasn't for family.


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