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Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins

Genre: Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 133 (Jul/Aug 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Martin Lawrence, Margaret Avery, Joy Bryant, Louis C. K., Michael Clarke Duncan, Mike Epps, Mo'Nique, Nicole Ari Parker, Cedric "The Entertainer" & James Earl Jones

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Special features include an alternate opening scene; 22 minutes of deleted/extended scenes; 18 minutes of outtakes; two featurettes: Bringing The Family Together (12 minutes) and On Location: Getting Down And Dirty (seven minutes); and previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Universal Studios Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 61101992
(MPAA Rating): PG-13
(Rating Reason):

Crude and sexual content, language and some drug references
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 114
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2007
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/17/08
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Malcolm D. Lee
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Story Synopsis:
R.J. Stevens (Lawrence) is a successful self-help guru and host of the popular daytime talk show Team Of Me. When he is invited back to Georgia to celebrate his parent's 50th wedding anniversary, he seizes the chance in order to flaunt his success to his family who taunted him as a child. Returning to his southern roots with his reality TV star fiance Bianca (Bryant), R.J. expects a grand Welcome Home. But to his dismay, his relentless family is not impressed by his Hollywood status, instead treating him like the loveable loser, Roscoe Jenkins, they all knew and loved. (Stacey Pendry)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.85:1 DVD shows a solid sense of depth with its fairly impressive shadow delineation. Source element artifacts aren

The Dolby