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Unruly family farce in which a successful TV talk-show host (Martin Lawrence), accompanied by his controlling fiancee (Joy Bryant), returns to his parents' (James Earl Jones and Margaret Avery) home in Georgia to attend their 50th wedding anniversary, only to encounter a host of eccentric relatives and resume the rivalry with his orphaned cousin (Cedric the Entertainer) that dominated his childhood. Writer-director Malcolm D. Lee's raucous film is often entertaining, but also at times crude and seemingly desperate for laughs. Nongraphic but aberrant premarital sexual encounter, partial frontal female nudity, one use of the f-word, much crude and pervasive crass language, some profanity, much sexual humor, drug references, a condom reference, gambling and dogs mating. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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