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At Theaters: 4/11/2001 On Video: 9/25/2001
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 45 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 289915
Studio: Fox Searchlight
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The long-suffering Charisse is sick of her bumbling, unfaithful husband Junior. The scripture-spouting Marguerite prays to save her son whose chief ambition is a life on welfare. Family peacekeeper Lucille has her hands full with a money hungry funeral director, and her husband, who would rather bury his family than his father. As the Slocumbs squabble and fight their way to the funeral, they discover new ways to define the term 'dysfunctional.'
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Drama - There is obvious heart in this comedy, but those looking for laughs won't find much here. While there are some sexual references, for the most part the film is appropriate for most age groups though younger viewers won't likely be all that interested.
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Cast and Crew Heading
LL Cool J IN TOO DEEP, DEEP BLUE SEA
Jada Pinkett Smith BAMBOOZLED, PRINCESS MONONOKE, RETURN TO PARADISE
Vivica A. Fox IDLE HANDS, WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE?, SOUL FOOD
Loretta Devine URBAN LEGENDS: FINAL CUT
Director: Doug McHenry JASON'S LYRIC
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About The Music
About The Cast And Characters
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PROFANITY: NO F-words or GD's. Several mild profanities.
SEX/NUDITY: Some sexual innuendo's. No nudity.
VIOLENCE: None
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Lots of alcohol use, but it's shown to be something bad.
ACTION: None
COMEDY: Very Funny! Lots of laugh-out-loud scenes.
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Above Average
In a film marketplace filled with crass comedies determined not so much to make people laugh than to gross them out, the amiable, family-friendly heart of Kingdom Come comes as a breath of comparatively fresh air. Yet something is amiss when gentleness is the most memorable element of the film that desperately wants to be a rollicking gutbuster.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 69 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M/F)
16
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
4
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
9
High
77%
30+Adults (M)
15
High
93%
30+Adults (F)
25
High
96%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

A well liked movie. Neither age or gender seems to make much difference. There were a good number of younger moviegoers (aged 13-19) who rated this movie very high, which surprised me since it consists mostly of people talking.

There were a lot of comments about the good family theme. I recommend this movie to everyone. I believe most will find it very enjoyable.

Publisher Comments: (before opinions collected)
A refreshing comedy about family diversity and the power of love and unity. The audience I saw this movie with thought it was very funny. They laughed out loud many times. I believe it will appeal to all adults and some older teens. Its minimal objectionable content and family theme would make it a great movie for families with older children.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
The best and the worst of the Slocumb family are on display when Woodrow "Bud" Slocumb keels over from a stroke. As the town swelters in the summer heat, family tensions reach a comedic boil as the Slocumb clan comes together to remember their dearly departed.

The long-suffering Charisse (Jada Pinkett Smith) is sick of her bumbling, unfaithful husband Junior (Anthony Anderson). The scripture-spouting Marguerite (Loretta Devine) prays to save her hard-living son Royce (Darius McCrary) whose chief ambition is a life on welfare. Family peacekeeper Lucille (Vivica A. Fox) has her hands full with a money hungry funeral director, and her husband, Ray Bud, (LL Cool J) who would rather bury his family than his father. As the Slocumbs squabble and fight their way to the funeral, they discover new ways to define the term 'dysfunctional.'

When Reverend Hooker (Cedric The Entertainer) threatens to derail the burial with a bad case of intestinal trouble; Ray Bud finds that "Daddy Bud" has a valuable lesson to teach them all before they lower him into the ground!
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