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Plot
A successful talk show host leaves Los Angeles to reunite with his family in the Deep South.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 4.7/10 (6,809 voted)

Critic's Score: 46/100

Director: Malcolm D. Lee

Stars: Martin Lawrence, Louis C.K., James Earl Jones

Storyline
A successful talk show host leaves Los Angeles to reunite with his family in the Deep South.

Cast:
Martin Lawrence - R.J.
James Earl Jones - Papa Jenkins
Margaret Avery - Mama Jenkins
Joy Bryant - Bianca Kittles
Cedric the Entertainer - Clyde (as Cedric 'The Entertainer')
Nicole Ari Parker - Lucinda
Michael Clarke Duncan - Otis
Mike Epps - Reggie
Mo'Nique - Betty
Damani Roberts - Jamaal
Brooke Lyons - Amy
Liz Mikel - Ruthie
Carol Sutton - Ms. Pearl
Deetta West - Ms. Addy
Louis C.K. - Marty

Taglines: Going home is no vacation.



Details

Official Website: Paramount [France] | Universal [United States] |

Release Date: 8 February 2008

Filming Locations: Centenary College - 2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $35,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $16,207,730 (USA) (10 February 2008) (2387 Screens)

Gross: $43,650,785 (Worldwide)



Technical Specs

Runtime:USA:  | Argentina:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
During the softball game, Clyde is pitching and tells his defense to sit down. He is wearing a Satchel Paige replica jersey; Paige was also famous for having his defense sit down while he was pitching.

Goofs:
Factual errors: The characters seem to be playing fast pitch softball, but one of them is seen allowed to lead off her base, where she is almost tagged. Leading off bases is not allowed in fast pitch softball until the ball leaves the pitcher's hand during a pitch.

Quotes:
Otis: The Black Paris Hilton done sissified you off the swine, that's what's up.



User Review

Going home is no vacation.

Rating: 6/10

A successful talk show host leaves Los Angeles to reunite with his family in the Deep South.

By the end of this movie's trailer, you would've thought "Oh, not again." No, that's what you were thinking. Don't deny it. Even I did too. But the trailer is very misleading and I found myself liking this movie more than I was going to. A lot more.

What I loved about this movie were the characters and moral. And yes, I loved those things. Each of the characters are unique and have their own memorable moments. Also, this movie had some pretty decent jokes, much better than many other comedies released this time who use clichéd and predictable jokes.

What I also admired about this movie was the family matter and moral this movie was trying to give out. I found it oddly touching and very sweet. Unfortunately, the other jokes this movie seem to have were also predictable, gross, unfunny, and crude. Some scenes in the movie just ruin the sweets scenes before it because it felt like the filmmakers just want to make people laugh.

Like I said, the characters were memorable. The most notable were James Earl Jones, Nicole Ari Parker, and Mo'Nique. Mo'Nique, I must say, is the funniest character in here, in my opinion. She throws each joke at you and you can't have enough!

Yes, the trailers for this movie were misleading so the movie was actually quite decent. The jokes were actually funny, the characters memorable, and the moral is very touching for anyone who has a family. Sure, it had its bad moments but this is better than most comedies released this year.









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