The Cookout

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The Cookout Review


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Here's the plot:

When Todd Anderson (Storm P) is chosen as the #1 professional basketball draft pick and signs to play for his home team, the New Jersey Nets, for $30 million, he finds that his newfound wealth means his relationships with the people in his life are bound to change. This becomes evident when he decides to throw the sort of family/neighborhood cookout his family has always had during the summer at his new house in a stuffy white neighborhood, which means that there's going to be more than one type of culture clash, between his new and old friends, and those who like him for him, and those who like him for his money. The event is timed to coincide with Todd's first endorsement deal announcement, which only accentuates the difference between his roots and his newfound fame. Watching over the proceedings is the neighborhood association's security guard (Queen Latifah), who's there to make sure none of their rules get broken... although that is certainly guaranteed with Todd's rowdy family and friends in attendance.

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The Cookout

Facts and Figures

Run time: 97 mins

In Theaters: Friday 3rd September 2004

Box Office USA: $11.5M

Box Office Worldwide: 12

Budget: $16M

Distributed by: Lions Gate Films

Production compaines: Cookout Productions

Reviews

Rotten Tomatoes: 5%
Fresh: 2 Rotten: 39

IMDB: 3.5 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Starring: as blin bling, as LEROY, as Lady Em, as WES, as Becky


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