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Film / Guess Who

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A 2005 comedy directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan that has a black woman (Zoe Saldaña) bringing her white boyfriend (Ashton Kutcher) to meet her parents (Bernie Mac and Judith Scott) who are surprised by them getting engaged.

It is a remake of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.

The movie also stars Hal Williams, Kellee Stewart, Lawrence Hilton Jacobs, Sherri Shepherd, and Robert Curtis Brown.

It was released on March 25, 2005. Not to be confused with the board game of the same name.

Tropes for the film:

  • Dance Party Ending: The final scenes and the credits are over Percy and Marilyn's anniversary party.
  • Heel Realization: After telling Theresa that Simon lost his job and succeeding in them breaking up since Simon lied to her about this, Percy later learns Simon actually quit his job upon learning that his boss is a bigot who disapproves of interracial marriages and realizes he's driven away a man who truly loved Theresa.
  • Obnoxious In-Laws: Features Simon Green, a white man, dating Theresa Jones, a black woman, whose father (Mac) would rather have her dating a fellow African-American.
  • Maligned Mixed Marriage: Like the original ''Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, though the roles a reversed with a black woman with a white man.
  • Mocking Music: The father and future son-in-law are driving along in steely silence to avoid talking about the big issue on their minds. Simon turns on the radio for a distraction and goes through a rote of such situationally ironic songs as "Ebony and Ivory" by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder, "Brother Louie" by Hot Chocolate, and "Walk on the Wild Side" by Lou Reed, just as it's singing:
    And All the colored girls sang...
  • Questioning Title?
  • Race for Your Love: A variation when Percy races to the train station to catch Simon before he leaves, having just realized that the reason Simon quit his job is because his boss made nasty comments about his relationship with Theresa.
  • Third-Act Misunderstanding: Theresa gives Simon the boot after finding out that he lost his job and didn't tell her. Even when Simon clarifies that he quit rather than being fired, she's still angry when he won't tell her why. Percy later realizes that it's because his boss must have made offensive comments about his plans to marry Theresa.
  • Unconfessed Unemployment: Percy finds out that Simon is guilty of this. Unfortunately, he doesn't learn the reason why until after he's used this information to break them up.