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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William Rose (motion picture "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"), David Ronn (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernie Mac ... Percy Jones
Ashton Kutcher ... Simon Green
Zoe Saldana ... Theresa Jones (as Zoë Saldaña)
Judith Scott ... Marilyn Jones
Hal Williams ... Howard Jones
Kellee Stewart ... Keisha Jones
Robert Curtis Brown ... Dante
RonReaco Lee ... Reggie (as Ronreaco Lee)
Paula Newsome ... Darlene
Phil Reeves ... Fred
Sherri Shepherd ... Sydney
Nicole Sullivan ... Liz Klein
Jessica Cauffiel ... Polly
JoNell Kennedy ... Winnie (as Jonell Kennedy)
Niecy Nash ... 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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Harold Ramis was offered to direct, but declined. See more »

Goofs

The sign on Reggie's computer at the bank reads FCID. It should read FDIC, for Federal Deposit Insurance Company- a federal organization that protects people's bank accounts. See more »

Quotes

Simon Green: That's just it, she's everything I'm not. You know, she's my other half. Without her I'm not whole. You know the thing about meeting your other half is you're walking around, you think you're happy, you think you're whole, then you realize you ain't shit without her. Then you can't go back to being just a half 'cause you know what it's like to be whole.
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The opening credits lists all names with no spaces, but with different fonts for given names and surnames. See more »

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Referenced in Certifiably Jonathan (2007) See more »

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Brother Louie
Written by Errol Brown and Tony Wilson (as Anthony Wilson)
Performed by Stories
Courtesy of Buddah Records
By arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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What Can Sony Pictures Think of You?
6 April 2005 | by filmxferSee all my reviews

To take a work of pure genius (Guess Who's Coming To Dinner / Stanley Kramer 1967) and turn it into a Bernie mac, Ashton Kutcher roll reversal. I have nothing against the actors in this film... BUT! The original still stands strong as a cinematic masterpiece. Reviewing the troubled historic times past. Any comedic treatment of this classic work is nothing more than panhandling.

You can rent or buy the original for under $10. Sydney Portier was and is his generation. Don't be fooled, This series of remakes being spit out by the studios are simply because they already have the rights to the films and they will be the only ones making money. But the best question is what will they remake in 20 years from now.

Don't buy any of it!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dinner Party See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,671,446, 27 March 2005

Gross USA:

$68,915,888

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$103,121,466
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1.85 : 1
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