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Guess Who (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 25 March 2005 (USA)
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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Dante
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Reggie (as Ronreaco Lee)
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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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His daughter's Mr. Right just turned out to be... Mr. White. 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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,671,446 (USA) (27 March 2005)

Gross:

$68,915,888 (USA)
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Trivia

The Writer's Guild of America (WGA) mandated that William Rose be credited for his work on the original Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967). However, he is never actually mentioned in this movie. See more »

Goofs

After Simon and Theresa escape from the basement and are standing on the top of the fort, the moon is backwards (flipped shot). See more »

Quotes

Theresa: I was just showing Simon around the house.
Simon Green: You have a very nice house, Mrs. Jones.
Marilyn: Thank you, Simon. You can call me Marilyn.
Simon Green: You too, Mr. Jones.
Percy: Thank you, Simon. You can call me Mr. Jones.
[Marilyn gives him a dirty look]
Percy: Just kidding.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: My Baby Is Black! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Walk on the Wild Side
(1972)
(Onscreen as "Walk on the Wildside")
Written and Performed by Lou Reed
Courtesy of RCA Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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Entertaining with an apt social comment
21 December 2006 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

'Guess Who' is a good reflection of the changes in society since the Sydney Portier version was made many decades ago. Ashton Kutcher is an underrated comedic actor, who despite his good looks, can still be quite goofy and amusing. The movie raises good points about reverse racism, people's continuing prejudices and the pressures society puts on 'mixed-race' couples. I think the director and writers found a happy medium that allowed issues to be raised while at the same time keeping the movie light-hearted, funny and entertaining. If you are looking for something meaningful and entertaining at the same time, with a touch of romance and some eye candy, this is the movie for you!


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