A fairly limited comic set-up (a black man meeting his white girlfriend’s parents…how daring!) is played for maximum laughs by a stellar cast that includes Sidney Poitier, Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, in 1967 film
Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?
Not quite as taboo-busting as legend would have it, but pretty funny all the same.
The original film gets a right-on, noughties twist as this time around it’s a white man meeting his black girlfriend’s parents! Sadly, the white man in question is Ashton Kutcher, and whilst Bernie Mac does a decent enough job as his nemesis, the whole thing feels a bit tired. Which, given that this came out the year after
Meet The Fockers
, is hardly surprising.
Lost In Translation:
Whilst the original had audiences chuckling away from start to finish, the gags dry up almost completely as this one limps over the finish line.