Director: Doug McHenry
Writer(s): David Dean Bottrell, Jessie Jones
Starring: LL Cool J, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Loretta Devine, Anthony Anderson, Toni Braxton, Cedric the Entertainer, Darius McCrary, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Gant, Masasa Moyo, Dominic Hoffman, Patrice Moncell, Clifton Davis, Kellita Smith, Aloma Wright, Tamala Jones, Ellen Cleghorne, Tamela J. Mann, Natalie D. Wilson, Sandrina Nicole Shepherd, Tony Paul, Chuck Campbell, Dwayne Adway, Ellis Williams, Oren Williams
Synopsis: This family has issues! When mean and surly Bud Slocumb keels over at breakfast, his family gathers for the wake and funeral: long-suffering widow Raynelle, unemployed son Junior who’s cheating on his wife Charisse, son Ray Bud who holds a job and has a loving wife, Lucille, but struggles with alcoholism and with their difficulty having children. There’s younger daughter Delightful, who constantly eats; religious Aunt Marguerite and her wayward son Royce; and, there’s Juanita, their wealthy cousin’s wife. They all descend on the town of Lula, struggle to say something nice about Bud, and face the challenge of sorting out their relationships with the living.
Release Date: April 11, 2001 (USA) | Length: 94 MIn | Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family | MPAA Rating: Rated PG for thematic elements, language and sensuality.
Note: Based on a play David Dean Bottrell and Jessie Jones.