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Release Date: February 8th, 2008

DVD Release Date: June 17th, 2008

PG-13|1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary
As a child, RJ Stevens (Martin Lawrence) was the awkward brunt of numerous jokes. Now, RJ is a successful talk-show host who dispenses advice and encouragement to millions. When his parents ask him to come back home for their anniversary, RJ vows to show everyone how much he has changed. Unfortunately, RJ's plans are no match for his Southern relatives.

Cast: Martin Lawrence, James Earl Jones, Margaret Avery, Joy Bryant, Cedric the Entertainer , Nicole Ari Parker, Michael Clarke Duncan, Mike Epps

Director: Malcolm Lee

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Stuber-Parent

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Transformation, Son, Girlfriend, Lighthearted, 2000s, Mother, Father, Hilarious, Family, Los Angeles, Rivalry, House

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  • Turns out to be formulaic and broad but also skillfully paced and big-hearted, with a sharp cast of comics that makes the most of a sunny script. show more

  • As Roscoe's parents, Margaret Avery and James Earl Jones emerge with drawers undropped and dignity intact. show more

  • The cast's evident delight might be enough for some moviegoers, but with so much talent and so little modulation on offer, audiences subjected to the onslaught could reasonably expect a higher laughs-to-torture ratio. show more

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