Everybody's a critic: 'Guess Who'

Friday, April 1, 2005

Three stars (out of four)

"Guess Who" is the new comedy starring Ashton Kutcher and Bernie Mac. I give this movie three stars for exceptional performances from all of the actors/actresses and the all-around atmosphere the movie creates, allowing viewers to become immersed into the storyline and connect with the characters.

This one-hour, thirty-seven-minute film is chock full of awkwardly hilarious situations, like the first moment when Kutcher meets the parents. Along with giving laughs the film has a slight love story theme which shows the troubles an inter-racial couple must endure -- proving that with true love, there are no obstacles.

I recommend this film not only for anyone wanting a "slightly romantic" comedy but also anyone wanting to view an all-around good movie.

Four stars (out of four)

Guess what? "Guess Who" is a gutbuster of a comedy. I laughed so hard throughout this film my face hurt when it was over. It deals lightly with the subject of racial discrimination whereas its predecessor, "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," had more serious overtones. Hopefully it indicates that racial tensions are no longer what they used to be and can now be laughed at.

The movie is well cast and everyone does a creditible job of acting, but Bernie Mac steals the show as Percy Jones, a black man and bank VP whose daughter, Theresa (played by Zoe Saldana), brings home her fiance Simon (played by Ashton Kutcher ) to meet her parents. The initial explosion is a classic scene of comedy and not to be missed.

There is no violence and I don't recall a single swear word, so the whole family can enjoy this great film.

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