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
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 »
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 »
[Reading what his aunt wants on her husband's headstone]
"Mean and surly." Damn.
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Written by Kirk Franklin
Performed by Carl Thomas, Natalie Wilson and SOP
Produced by Kirk Franklin for Fo Yo Soul Productions/B-Rite Music
Carl Thomas appears courtesy of Bad Boy Records
Natalie Wilson and SOP appear courtesy of Gospo Centric Records See more »
I stumbled across this little treasure on cable the other day (luckily for me, right at the beginning) and was treated to one of the funniest and most genuine films I've ever seen. I had never even HEARD of it before so it was a nice surprise. It has a real family feel to it; you will definitely walk away grinning and feeling good! This must be the 4th film in the past few months where I've seen Anthony Anderson crack up the place, and the rest of the cast are no slouches, either. Every character is a gem with no false notes - highly recommended!
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