A successful comedian (Lawrence) leaves Los Angeles to reunite with his family in the Deep South. Martin Lawrence stars as talk-show sensation Dr. RJ Stevens, who has shirked his simple Southern past and the awkward boy he used to be to dispense “you can do it” advice to millions of adoring fans. With a reality-series star on his arm and loads of cash in his pocket, there’s nothing he feels he hasn’t achieved.
When his parents request that he come home for their 50th wedding anniversary, RJ packs up his 10-year-old son and spoiled princess of a fiancée and heads back to his sleepy, Southern hometown. Ready to impress his down home kin with how much he’s changed, RJ will prove he’s not the walking disaster they used to pick on. At least, that’s the plan…
But as his crazy, lovable family reminds RJ of the kid he once was and the big-ego’d adult he has become, this superstar will take a hard look at the life he is living. Roscoe Junior might’ve felt teased, second best and laughed at as a child, but the love from home could be turning Dr. RJ into The Better Man.
Starring: Martin Lawrence, Margaret Avery, Joy Bryant, Michael Clarke Duncan, Mike Epps, Mo’Nique, Nicole Ari Parker, Cedric the Entertainer, James Earl Jones
Directed by: Malcolm D. Lee
Screenplay by: Malcolm D. Lee
Release Date: February 8th, 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language and drug references.
Box Office: $42,193,500 (US total)
Studio: Universal Pictures