Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins was released in theatres on 2/8/08 and on DVD on 6/17/08.
Netflix shipped Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins to me on July 14th and I just couldn't bring myself to watch it until today. I have to say, there were a few glimmers of acceptable movie there, but overall, it was pretty much crap.
If physical/stupid humor is your thing, then you might like it, but Roscoe Jenkins relies way too heavily on dog sex, skunk sprays, over-the-top sibling rivalry.
This movie was essentially a black version of Meet the Parents in reverse (in Roscoe Jenkins, Martin Lawrence is bringing his fiancee home to meet his parents... and his visit is similar to Ben Stiller's in Meet the Parents). You know everything is going to work out in the end for the characters who deserve it even though there are some bumps along the way.
The best part of Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins was the outtakes. This is an incredibly funny group of people and when they weren't reading from a screenplay, I found myself laughing out loud. Even during the movie when it was clear that they were allowed to improvise I found myself laughing. Unfortunately, the funny parts aren't really worth sitting through the movie.
Alternatives to Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins: Little Miss Sunshine, Meet the Parents
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