Guess Who Movie Review 2005

Information and Film Reviews for Guess Who the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
4.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Guess who thought it was a good idea to remake the classic 1967 Spencer Tracy/Sidney Poitier drama as a tepid comedy starring two sitcom actors? Columbia Pictures, apparently, but they're definitely in the minority. On the eve of his anniversary, successful black businessman Percy Jones (Mac) is introduced to his daughter's new boyfriend, goofy white dude Simon (Kutcher). Unnerved by the interracial relationship, Percy struggles to cope, while Simon tries his best to fit in and win Percy over. Mac works overtime to rise above the material, but the repetitive "white guy" jokes and inappropriate slapstick diminish the film's message of racial tolerance, making it come across instead as a low-rent "Meet the Parents" rip-off.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on DVD
Running time 105 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Interracial Affairs, Marriage, Romantic Comedy, Otherwise Engaged, Family Comedy
Screenplay
Peter Tolan, Jay Scherick, David Ronn
Cast
Bernie Mac, Ashton Kutcher, Zoe Saldana, Judith Scott, Hal Williams, RonReaco Lee, Kellee Stewart, Robert Curtis Brown, Nicole Sullivan, Jessica Cauffiel, Kimberly Scott, Denise Dowse, Niecy Nash, Sherri Shepherd, David Krumholtz, Mike Epps
Cinematography
Karl Walter Lindenlaub
Director
Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Music
John Murphy
Other
Kevin O'Connell, Greg P. Russell, Paul Seydor, Gary Kosko, Judy Ruskin Howell, Paul Peters
Producer
Jenno Topping, Erwin Stoff, Jason Goldberg, 3 Arts Productions, Tall Trees, Katalyst Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment

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