• Publication date: May 1, 2010

Black Vs. White Can Race Stand in the Way of Love?

Bernie Mac stars as Percy Jones, a wealthy black banker who has an overbearing love for his family. Percy is about to host a lavish party at his sprawling New Jersey home in celebration of his 25-year wedding anniversary to Marilyn (Judith Scott). His daughter Theresa (Zoe Saldana) is coming home for the occasion, and she's bringing her new boyfriend, Simon Green (Ashton Kutcher).

Bernie Mac stars as Percy Jones, a wealthy black banker who has an overbearing love for his family. Percy is about to host a lavish party at his sprawling New Jersey home in celebration of his 25-year wedding anniversary to Marilyn (Judith Scott). His daughter Theresa (Zoe Saldana) is coming home for the occasion, and she's bringing her new boyfriend, Simon Green (Ashton Kutcher).

Theresa has neglected to mention that her new beau is white, the thing that will be a shocking surprise her family. Though Simon does everything in his power to impress his future father-in-law, nothing will make the imposing patriarch change his undermining disposition.

Matters are further complicated because Simon has recently lost his job, and he struggles to keep the family from finding out.

Will Percy discover that? And will it be an end for Simon- Theresa relationship?

US race relations is what writer William Rose and director Kevin Rodney Sullivan introduce in their film �Guess Who�, which is a remake of the 1967 film �Guess Who's Coming to Dinner�, in the form of a romantic comedy.

In other words, it could be said that the sermonizing tone of the original film is replaced with an endearing slapstick humor, and while the heart-warming family tale is present, the film doesn't shy away from the deeper underlying issues, presenting a fresh perspective on cultural foibles.

In addition to the main stars, a wonderful cast was chosen for this film, including Kellee Stewart as Keisha Jones, Hal Williams as Howard Jones, Robert Curtis Brown as Dante, RonReaco Lee as Reggie and Phil Reeves as Fred.

The movie, which runs for 106 minutes, was released on March 25, 2005.