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Guess Who

Release Date: March 25, 2005


Movie of the Day for Saturday, September 4, 2004
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I'm hiding from Sidney Poitier.

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72/166 David Mumpower To my complete surprise, Bernie Mac and Kelso have chemistry together and the movie's finale is quite strong.

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Movie re-make haters, beware. The following description is going to be disconcerting. Avert your eyes if need be.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, the 1967 classic about the complexities of interracial relationships, is being re-made in 2005.

And the film stars Ashton Kutcher.

Please don't shoot the messenger.

Now that you have had a moment to regain composure, I am going to say something equally blasphemous. The new version sounds like a lot of fun. Bernie Mac, the original king of comedy, will be undertaking the Spencer Tracy role while Kutcher will be the Sidney Poitier character.

As you have probably inferred, The Dinner Party turns the tables on the original. The new version of the story still sees a father becoming awkwardly upset with his daughter for her interracial relationship. The difference is that he is black, his daughter is black, and she is dating quite possibly the whitest man in the world (Screech excepted).

The thought of Bernie Mac beating on Ashton Kutcher over the course of an entire movie strikes me as hilarious but if you still want to be outraged, I understand. The good news I do have for you, though, is that the director of the film is Kevin Rodney Sullivan. Currently reigning triumphant from his Barbershop 2: Back in Business performance, Sullivan has already successfully broached the subject of awkward relationships and the difficulty in explaining them once before with How Stella Got Her Groove Back. His presence behind the helm should at least take the bile out of your mouth over the film's existence, anyway. (David Mumpower/BOP)




Vital statistics for Guess Who
Main Cast Ashton Kutcher, Bernie Mac
Director Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Screenwriter David Ronn, Jay Scherick, Peter Tolan
Distributor Sony/Columbia
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
Official Site http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/guesswho/
Rating PG-13
Running Time 97 minutes
Screen Count 3,147
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture



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