The Cookout

Genre:  Comedy
DVD: January 18, 2005

Current rating: Rating: 4.13
based on 88 votes and 9 reviews
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Cast: Queen Latifah, Ja Rule, Tim Meadows, Jenifer Lewis, Storm P, Jonathan Silverman, Meagan Good, Farrah Fawcett, Frankie Faison, Eve , Danny Glover, Vincent Pastore

Synopsis

Todd Anderson (Storm P) is chosen as the #1 NBA draft pick by the New Jersey Nets and signs a contract for $30 million dollars that instantly changes his life. Todd buys a new house and mistakenly invites family from the old neighborhood for a cookout on the same day he scheduled an endorsement interview.

As the new black man living in a stuffy white neighborhood, Todd attracts a lot of attention. An eccentric security guard (Queen Latifah) is poised to bust him if any of the neighborhood association's myriad of rules gets broken. Unfortunately for Todd, as the family arrives, the rules get broken. Peeping neighbors are drawn to and gawk at the group of aunts, uncles, cousins and babies. Todd becomes so focused on his image that he is embarrassed about his family, until two good-for-nothing toughs crash the party and hold Todd's girlfriend at gunpoint in order to get him to autograph his sneakers.

Director: Lance Rivera
Studio: Lions Gate Films
Producer(s): Darryl "Latee" French
Screenplay: Ramsey Gbelawoe, Arthur Harris, Jeffery Brian Holmes, Laurie Turner
Official Site: www.thecookoutmovie.com

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  • 5 stars "great movie keep it real. we often forget where we come from after god bless us.. money do change people"