Guess Who

2005

Action / Comedy / Romance

69
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 43%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 49%
IMDb Rating 5.9 10 37166

Synopsis


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Cast

Zoe Saldana as Theresa Jones
David Krumholtz as Jerry MacNamara
Ashton Kutcher as Simon Green
Niecy Nash as Naomi
720p.BLU
850.54 MB
1280*720
English
PG-13
25.000 fps
1hr 45 min
P/S 8 / 28

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Floated2 7 / 10

Decent comedy serves its purpose

Guess Who (2005) stars Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher. Kutcher stars as Simon - a successful investment adviser in New York. His girlfriend, Theresa (Zoe Saldana). Together, they are traveling to New Jersey for her parents' 25th wedding anniversary party, so Theresa can introduce him to the family, but no one knows Simon is white. This film works best when it isn't centered on the stereotype comedy, but focuses on standard family comedy and those uncomfortable moments we all face in such a pressure filled situation. The movie's best scenes feature Mac and Kutcher playing their roles as the intimidated young suitor and the protective, loving father butting heads, bantering back and forth, and catching each other in lies. The film may not be a comedy for everyone's purpose but it is quite more heartfelt and real as they come. Overall, Guess Who delivers on some laughs and is quite an interesting film on this take.

Reviewed by FlashCallahan 6 / 10

You didn't tell me he was white........

A remake of Guess who's coming to dinner, but this time, it's hilarious because Ashton Kutcher is the minority!! Oh the hilarity of racial tension.....

Theresa takes her boyfriend, Simon home to meet her parents on the occasion of her parents' 25th wedding anniversary, planning to reveal that they are engaged.

However, what Theresa has also left out is that Simon is white......

Actually it's not as bad as you'd think because Mac and Kutcher have great chemistry in the film. And the the fact that Theresa's boyfriend is White is nothing more than a parlour trick, distracting the viewer.

The film is nothing more than the age old problem that fathers have when their daughters grow up, hoping that the man they marry will provide for them, and be able to step up when the going gets tough.

And although some of the humour does ebb towards cultural references (the dinner scene is the lowlight of the film), it's charming enough just to get by with Mac getting on at Kutcher throughout the film.

It's never going to be anything else but a background film, but there are a few funny moments.

RIP Bernie Mac.

Reviewed by Python Hyena 4 / 10

Guess Who? It's Not a Screenwriter.

Guess Who (2005): Dir: Kevin Rodney Sullivan / Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Bernie Mac, Zoe Saldana, Judith Scott, Hal Williams: Expectations are surpassed in this routine comedy that takes the theme from Guess Who's Coming to Dinner and reverses it when a young black woman brings her white fiancée home to meet her folks. Simple setup works with a structure that is sitcom within its limited sets. Director Kevin Rodney Sullivan toys with modern culture. He does a terrific job at taking the situation from the 1967 film and reversing the odds. Where it goes wrong is the screenplay taking these themes and turning them into a situation sitcom where it relies on the leads to carry it. Ashton Kutcher plays off the nervousness of racial tension. He also quit his high profile job without informing his fiancée. Bernie Mac is hilarious as the father-in-law who suspects Kutcher as a fake and takes precautions. Despite their chemistry they are dealing with predictable formula. Zoe Saldana plays Kutcher's fiancée who is basically there to be pulled in two directions, get angry, then demand resolution. Judith Scott plays mother-in-law who is at best when she is cautioning Mac otherwise the role is standard issue. The film that apparently inspired this mishap was not a comedy and certainly hit harder with its theme. Who would have guessed that the remake would disappoint? Score: 4 / 10

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