5.7/10
1,855
35 user 35 critic

Kingdom Come (2001)

A group of old family members bands together when a despicable family member thankfully expires.

Director:

Writers:

(play) (as David Dean Bottrell), (play) | 2 more credits »

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Pride (2007)
Drama | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The determined Jim Ellis starts a swim team for troubled teens at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation.

Director: Sunu Gonera
Stars: Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac, Kimberly Elise
The Bernie Mac Show (2001–2006)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A stand up comedian suddenly becomes a father when he takes custody of his sister's three children.

Stars: Bernie Mac, Kellita Smith, Jeremy Suarez
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992–1997)
Comedy | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

American comedy with the larger-than-life teacher and his housemates.

Stars: Mark Curry, Holly Robinson Peete, Sandra Quarterman
Moesha (1996–2001)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A teenager struggles to come to terms with everything life throws at her.

Stars: Brandy Norwood, William Allen Young, Marcus T. Paulk
House of Payne (TV Series 2006)
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

A multi-generational family lives together under one roof.

Stars: LaVan Davis, Lance Gross, Cassi Davis
Lincoln Heights (2006–2009)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A family moves to a crime-filled area of the heights and tries to help the community and the convicts living there.

Stars: Russell Hornsby, Nicki Micheaux, Erica Hubbard
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Clyde Kincade
Masasa Moyo ...
Delightful Slocumb (as Masasa)
...
Antoine Depew
Patrice Moncell ...
Merline Depew
...
Charles Winslow
...
Bernice Talbert
Edit

Storyline

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. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

They're not perfect, but they are family.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, language and sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 April 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Békés családi tűzfészek  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,562,284 (USA) (15 April 2001)

Gross:

$23,247,539 (USA) (19 August 2001)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jada Pinkett Smith and Vivica A Fox previously starred together in Set It Off (1996). Although they play family relatives in this movie they play close friends in Set It Off. See more »

Goofs

When Jumior goes to get Charice a Pepsi he goes to the Lula Liquor store but he sees the Sorry we're closed sign, so he leaves. Later Raybud is seen in front of the same Lula Liquor store and it's open for business and the door is open. See more »

Quotes

Juanita Slocumb: Charisse, honey, where is Junior?
Charisse Slocumb: I don't know, ask Bernice Talbot.
Juanita Slocumb: [laughs] Girl, you so funny. You want some gum?
Charisse Slocumb: [Coldly] No thank you.
Juanita Slocumb: I always crave a pack of sweet gum before weddings and funerals. I think it's something about the rhythm of it that sort of lulls me, helps my mind wander. You wanna know what I think about when my mind wanders?
Charisse Slocumb: Well I'm sure you gon tell me.
Juanita Slocumb: I think about my life. How at the end of each day I tuck my precious boy into bed. Turn off the lights in my $80,000 ...
[...]
See more »

Soundtracks

Try Me
Written by Kirk Franklin
Performed by Tamar Braxton and One Nation Crew
Produced by Kirk Franklin for Fo Yo Soul Productions/B-Rite Music
Tamar Braxton appears courtesy of DreamWorks Records
One Nation Crew appears courtesy of B-Rite Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Warm, wistful, human, laugh-out-loud funny movie about family, love, dreams
7 March 2005 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

What a delightful movie! It's about family, and love, and dreams, and how we get along in this world -- especially with our nearest and not-always-dearest. It's warm and wistful and laugh-out-loud funny!

As for Goldberg's part, though promotions may have given her high billing, in fact her part is minuscule. But even if she'd been absent, this cast did more than enough to entertain.

LL Cool J did a fine job in the lead, only his name betraying his rap origins. He was joined by a host of other talented actors, including a favorite of mine, Loretta Devine, as a classic "momma." Another performance I particularly enjoyed was Cedric the Entertainer's role of the Reverend.

But everybody was good! Great ensemble acting -- _everyone_ was just right, including even the bit players, and they all blended into a very believable whole. The dialogue was witty, capturing exactly the character types, but down-to-earth without resorting to cheap crudity.

I kept thinking, "This would make an excellent play for community theater!" Great character types, great major roles, lots of smaller and non-speaking parts, easy to set. Then the credits showed that it had been adapted from David Dean Bottrell's play "Dearly Departed." It made me long to 'tread the boards' again -- join a great cast like that and take part in the play's warmth, truth and wry good humor.

The funeral of a hard-to-love father brings together his extended family, with their various relational wrinkles, all of which are plausibly solved by the end.

The story is kind, forgiving of human foibles, and in good taste throughout. The 'bathroom humor' mentioned in another review is a very light, one-time thing -- gas due to indigestion -- that is also a necessary plot device. I don't see how it could have been handled any better another way.

My satellite service will be showing this film all month, and I plan to watch it a couple more times. And beyond its humor, because of its warm heart and human hope I intend to buy the video.


13 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

"The IMDb Show": Alan Tudyk, His Top 5 Star Wars Droids, and Denzel's Dream Role

"The IMDb Show" Thanksgiving special: Alan Tudyk ranks his top five droids, we talk with the cast of Roman J. Israel, Esq., and we share our favorite Thanksgiving TV episodes.

Watch the show