This is the second part of my list of watched movies, this list carries on from June 1999 to the…
His house. His rules. Some in-laws were made to be broken.
The fiancé of an African-American woman who's met with skepticism and suspicion from her father. Tension flares -- along with comedy -- when she takes him home for the all-important introduction, and as the wedding approaches, Dad must come to terms with his future son-in-law.
I laughed a lot more than I expected to. Altho being pretty predictable, it was still entertaining. It's an interesting take on race relations that's still relevant even almost 10 years later. Altho they missed a key opportunity of getting Sidney Poitier to make a cameo in it. A lighthearted 3 stars for me.
I remember seeing the original "Guess Who Is Coming To Dinner Tonight?" at a local theatre in downtown Minneapolis. What a great moment! Ashton Kutcher is so adorable! Black people and white people together, WHAT HUMOR!! Cracked up!
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
If you don't view Guess Who as a retelling of Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, it isn't that bad. However, it was impossible for me to do so and I kept on comparing the two.
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner was a thought provoking story about a white girl who brings home her black fiancé to her so called progressive parents. It deals with racial issues which were important at the time. The fiancé is a good man, he's a doctor and he won't get married without a blessing.
Guess Who, on the other hand, tries to touch on the race issue but it's just impossible to do so when the roles are reversed and when the movie takes place…
Black girl brings white man home to meet parents. I couldn't help thinking if the concept was the other way around the film wouldn't even have been made.
Really it's incredibily weak material.
Ashton Kutcher, what to say? He is a wimp, Simon Green, totally undeserving of the foxy black woman, Theresa (Zoe Saldana), he intends to get engaged to. “Beauty and the Geek” redux. Her father, played by Bernie Mac, gets it immediately. Simon is a L-O-S-E-R. He never played any sports. He gets a kick out of trying on Theresa’s lingerie. He’s just quit his job. C’mon, Simon/Ashton. Get a life! But Kutcher is cute. Terminally cute. So you can’t hate this movie, even if it borders on trivial. I only nodded off once, and Bernie Mac was good for a couple of laughs. The tango scene the night before Bernie renews his marriage vows is a hoot. But the “Original Kings of Comedy” or “Mister 3000” it is not. If you can’t borrow this from your local library for free, put off renting it till it hits the discount “favorites” shelves at Blockbuster. It’s fun, but not that much fun.
The ONLY reason to watch this is for the incomparable Bernie Mac
Drunk hotel viewing.
this shouldn't even be called an adaptation of Guess Who's Coming To Dinner.
Sir. Idiocy? Mr. Stupidity? Dr. Eye Roll? Dr. Puke?
A rather forgettable romantic comedy starring Ashton Kutcher.
I love this film so much. I've seen it before but I've never watched it all the way through. I like how it explores having an interracial relationship. I feel like I can relate because my ex would be stupid enough to say some of the shit he did, especially around the dinner table with the jokes. But I admire Kutcher's character a lot for what he did. If someone did that to me I'd know the love is true. But I'd think he's stupid. Need dat gwop.
A sarcastic father (Mac) has plenty to say about his daughter wanting to marry a white boy (Kutcher). - IMDb
I'd have to say that if I was going to be in favour of any kind of 'romantic comedy' movie, Guess Who would have to be more up my alley. It's not great, in any sense of the word, but entertaining enough.
Even if Ashton Kutcher is a snooze.
"Let's ruin an American classic!"-Studio execs.
God forbid it be a black man with a white woman, lets just get Asthon Kutcher....