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      The Cookout

      PG-13 Released Sep 3, 2004 1h 28m Comedy List
      5% Tomatometer 42 Reviews 37% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings College basketball player Todd Anderson (Storm P) signs a $30 million deal with the New Jersey Nets and promptly moves to a wealthy suburb. His mother (Jenifer Lewis), however, insists that Todd remain connected to his humbler roots. So Todd decides to hold a good old-fashioned cookout at his new mansion. But this turns out to be more difficult than he expected, and his old friends and relatives clash with the sophisticated characters that have recently come into his life. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Good-natured but prepared with an absence of craft, The Cookout is an unappetizing collection of warmed-over jokes.

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      Nell Minow Common Sense Media Avoid this gross, raunchy comedy at all costs. Rated: 1/5 Dec 28, 2010 Full Review Keith Phipps AV Club Seemingly assembled from ideas on the cutting-room floor of a cancelled sitcom. Jan 5, 2007 Full Review J. R. Jones Chicago Reader This is one dull party. Jan 5, 2007 Full Review Michael Dequina TheMovieReport.com The very definition of an easy target--and, in all fairness, it deserves every last bit of criticism. Rated: 1/4 Jan 7, 2010 Full Review Jim Lane Sacramento News & Review Director Lance Rivera has never directed a movie before, and he doesn't start here. Rated: 2/5 Aug 7, 2008 Full Review Jeremy C. Fox Pajiba There may be someone in the audience who goes into hysterics at the mere sight of a baby's diaper soaked through with ****, but, if so, I hope never to meet him. Sep 16, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Keshon L I'm sorry this movie is horrible someone help me it makes no sense and the worst character well everybody but the worst is that cop which my face was like :/ worst movie i have seen if i could give zero stars i would Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 10/12/22 Full Review Audience Member Ages 13+ only, LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Funny, original, and lots of kissing. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Stupid movie bad acting and they have so many good actors in this morning what! 😂🤪 Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member I'mma cook this movie to perfection Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Though Latifah's small part is highly amusing, the rest of the film is not. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Lame jokes and coonery abounds. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis College basketball player Todd Anderson (Storm P) signs a $30 million deal with the New Jersey Nets and promptly moves to a wealthy suburb. His mother (Jenifer Lewis), however, insists that Todd remain connected to his humbler roots. So Todd decides to hold a good old-fashioned cookout at his new mansion. But this turns out to be more difficult than he expected, and his old friends and relatives clash with the sophisticated characters that have recently come into his life.
      Director
      Lance Rivera
      Producer
      Queen Latifah
      Screenwriter
      Jeffrey Brian Holmes
      Distributor
      Lionsgate Films
      Production Co
      Cookout Productions, Flavor Entertainment Unit
      Rating
      PG-13 (Sexual References|Language|Drug Content)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 3, 2004, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 10, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $11.5M
      Runtime
      1h 28m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby SRD, DTS, SDDS
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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