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Old 03-25-05, 07:14 PM
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Guess Who - quick review

I had a good time laughing at Bernie Mac's character's reaction to white boy Ashton Kutcher (Simon) playing the boyfriend of Bernie's daughter Teresa, returning home for Bernie's vow renewal with his wife of 25 years. Pretty decent laughs mined from the black-white tension caused by Simon's presence. Ultimately, it turns out to be pretty heartfelt by the end of the film, and you might even find yourself tearing up from either the laughs or the tugging at the heartstrings.

I give it 3 stars, or a grade of B.
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I can't remember a time when there wasn't a "high tensions caused due to racial differences" comedy in the theaters. To this film's credit, though, the premise most often has something to do with mismatched law enforcement partners...

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GUESS WHO seems to be a remake of MEET THE PARENTS or MEET THE FOCKERS but uses the racial angle instead.

Problem with GUESS WHO is it just wasn't edgy enough compared to the titles above and just turns into a sitcom. Did the film really need a go-kart sequence?
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Originally Posted by dvdirv
GUESS WHO seems to be a remake of MEET THE PARENTS or MEET THE FOCKERS but uses the racial angle instead.
No, it's a remake of this....
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I had a free movie pass to use so I decided to watch this film tonight. I had no expectations whatsoever and actually ended up liking the movie. There are some funny momements and some very predictable moments as well. Overall, I'd give this film a B+. This was my first time watching an Ashton Kutcher film and he is not so annoying afterall.
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I really liked it as well. Bernie Mac did a great job as the overbearing father, and Kutcher wasn't bad as the uptight son in law. Glad that I saw it
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I knew before going in that GUESS WHO is "based on" GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, but it seemed to mimic MEET THE PARENTS by doing it as a sitcom without much edge.
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Stop talking about me like I'm not here.
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So you've been reviewed Guess.

Hope they took it easy on you
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Stop talking about me like I'm not here.


It was inevitable....
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i thought it was hilarious and had a great time watching it... nothing heavy, but for a fun matinee, I was satisfied.

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I went with about a C- on this one.

A very predictable "comedy" that doesn't manage to be funny in any scene. Switches gears here and there, attempting to break through and be something more (touching and heartfelt), but never really delivers.
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It was better then I thought it was going to be. It had me laughing pretty much through the whole thing. Theres something about Ashton Kutcher that makes me smile.
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Old 03-28-05, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by invisiblegt
I went with about a C- on this one.

A very predictable "comedy" that doesn't manage to be funny in any scene. Switches gears here and there, attempting to break through and be something more (touching and heartfelt), but never really delivers.
I agree, but I have to say the dinner scene where Ashton's characters is coming up with racial 'black man' jokes has to one of the funniest uncomfortable scenes in the entire film.
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I liked the dinner scene when Bernie trapped Ashton into telling all the racial jokes. I was curious the whole time what would be the one that pissed them all off.
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Originally Posted by Giles
I agree, but I have to say the dinner scene where Ashton's characters is coming up with racial 'black man' jokes has to one of the funniest uncomfortable scenes in the entire film.
other than this scene, the movie was terrible to me. I give it 1.5 stars out of 4
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It was ok. I think they could've taken some of the sillier scenes out though. With that said,I think the movie had real "heart"...and a quite a few gorgeous Sistahs.

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