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Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins has moments of comic inspiration -- and long stretches of overdone slapstick.
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Actors such as Michael Clarke Duncan, Mo'Nique, Mike Epps and Cedric the Entertainer have been persuaded by writer-director Malcolm D. Lee to do crass routines that should have gone out with minstrel shows.
This is a loud, stupid, cliché-riddled mess.
A talented comedian, Lawrence has leaned all too easily on formula for his successful films. Imagine if he would test his flair against original and fresh premises, instead of the tried and trite.
There's little to distinguish this oddly mean-spirited comedy.
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins reinforces the sense that movies are not about real life but about other movies.
Sometimes, with a film like this, one grabs for anything potentially redeeming. It doesn't happen here.
Although Roscoe Jenkins doesn't pretend to break new ground, it makes its "honor your past" tale fresh and funny.
great performances that will have the audience thoroughly entertained.
Like a lot of Hollywood filler, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins' mandate seems to be to entertain and satisfy as many people as possible by sticking to a tested and proven formula, the result of which is it does neither particularly well.
Good cast can't save stereotype-laden comedy.
Easily Lawrence's best starring role. But keep in mind that's only compared to his other movies.
All this said, there's a not bad movie inside of Welcome Home, visible in the quiet center provided by Margaret Avery.
Going home is no vacation.
The movie is funny and it's a nice family film. The story was nice and simple. Nice cast of actors and all were in sync which was a plus. Good movie to watch on TV or Rent.
A single father who has just found success as the host of an outrageous television talk show begins to question his path in life when he returns home to attend his parents' 50th wedding anniversary party in the company of his famous fiancée -- a reality television star -- in this crisis-of-conscience comedy starring Martin Lawrence. RJ Stevens (Lawrence) is a television talk-show sensation who has transcended his modest Southern beginnings to become the most popular self-help guru ever to grace the small screen. His show, "Team of Me," is a ratings juggernaut, his fiancée is a beautiful reality television star, and his pockets are always lined with large bills. There are few Tinseltown dreams that RJ hasn't already achieved, so when his parents announce their 50th wedding anniversary, the family-oriented television star immediately drops everything and sets his sights on Georgia. As a boy, RJ was always the target of ridicule within his family, but these days things are different; not only does RJ have a ten-year-old son, but his bride-to-be is admired by countless viewers all across the globe on a weekly basis. But RJ's egotistical West Coast attitude simply doesn't fly in the South, and when his lovable but relentless family refuses to cut him any slack due to his current superstar status, he must finally pause and take stock of the man he has become. Louis C.K., Cedric the Entertainer, Michael Clarke Duncan, and James Earl Jones co-star in a Southern-flavored family comedy written and directed by Malcolm D. Lee.
Predictable. Guy wearing white suit drinking beetroot juice. Hmmm..wonder what might happen. Don't even start me on the "evil" girlfriemd. (We know she's evil because she doesn't want to "ruin" her figure having kids, and doesn't enjoy being around her partners quite uncouth family and - shock ,horror - wants nice things in life). This is just the same old family values trash that's been done to death - contrived and unconvincing
Martin Lawrence is brilliant and bloody hilarious in this sensational funniest film of the black family. Great cast including the legendary James Earl Jones and the beautiful Nicole Ari Parker, but nobody's quite as good, or as funny as Martin Lawrence himself. But I dislike Mo'Nique in her character because she's a bloody bitchest sister making rude at the front of the family.
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