Guess Who (2005)
Front Cover Actor
Bernie Mac Percy Jones
Ashton Kutcher Simon Green
Zoe Saldana Theresa Jones
Judith Scott Marilyn Jones
Hal Williams Howard Jones
Kellee Stewart Keisha Jones
Robert Curtis-Brown Dante
RonReaco Lee Reggie
Paula Newsome Darlene
Phil Reeves Fred
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Romance
Director Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Producer Jason Goldberg; Steve Greener
Writer William Rose; David Ronn
Studio Sony Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 1 hr 46 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Taken on its own terms as a big-screen sitcom, Guess Who offers plenty of humor with just enough social commentary to make its point without being preachy. Of course, we've come along way since interracial romance was such a hot-button issue in Stanley Kramer's earnest 1967 drama Guess Who's Coming To Dinner, and nobody's going to mistake Ashton Kutcher and Bernie Mac (in this updated semi-remake) with the original film's Sidney Poitier and Spencer Tracy. And that's fine, because Guess Who--from the director of Barbershop 2--doesn't pretend to be anything more than a slick, entertaining vehicle for domestic farce with the racial roles reversed. Kutcher's romance with an African-American beauty (Zoë Sandaña) causes sparks to fly when he's introduced to her father (Bernie Mac). What ensues is basically an interracial buddy comedy that's as uninspired as it is easy to watch, and there's a dinner-table scene that's refreshingly provocative in this movie's otherwise tamely cautious context. We can all be thankful that humanity has matured a little since the racial tensions of the late '60s, but Hollywood's progress (and Kutcher's career) remains subject to debate. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1566
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 8/4/05
Purchase Price $16.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
IMDB
Folder 013
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 043396101135
Chapters
Release Date 8/2/05
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Widescreen Dolby