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- Whoopi Goldberg

Overview - Whoopi Goldberg stars in KINGDOM COME as matriarch Raynelle Slocumb, whose mean-spirited husband, Ray Bud, unexpectedly falls down dead at the breakfast table in this touching and irreverent comedy based on the play DEARLY DEPARTED by David Dean Bottrell and Jessie Jones.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Whoopi Goldberg stars in KINGDOM COME as matriarch Raynelle Slocumb, whose mean-spirited husband, Ray Bud, unexpectedly falls down dead at the breakfast table in this touching and irreverent comedy based on the play DEARLY DEPARTED by David Dean Bottrell and Jessie Jones. Ray Bud's untimely death forces the dysfunctional Slocumb clan together for a long weekend where family tensions, grievances, and long-suffering silences are aired as they prepare the funeral of their patriarch. An all-star African American cast features L.L. Cool J as Ray Bud Jr., who is put in charge of the funeral despite his struggles to come to terms with unresolved feelings for his father while battling alcoholism and an unhappy marriage with his wife, Lucille (Vivica A. Fox). Bud Jr.'s brother, Junior (Anthony Anderson), is a small-time scheme-spinner who descends on the Slocumb family home in rural Lulu, California with his shrewish wife, Charisse (Jada Pinkett Smith), and their three monstrous children. Bud's sister, Marguerite (Loretta Devine), is a deeply religious bible-thumper whose son, Royce (Darius McCrary)--affectionately called Satan--dreams of starting a family of his own so he can live on welfare. And finally, wealthy cousin, Juanita (Toni Braxton), who competes with Charisse for Junior's affection as the whole family comes together for a wildly vibrant ride orchestrated by a slightly gaseous Reverend (Cedric The Entertainer). Set to a rollicking gospel soundtrack by Kirk Franklin, featuring a title song with Jill Scott, this entertaining combination of humor and family dynamics features a first-rate ensemble cast brimming over with vitality in this self-parody of African American family life.

Cast List

Toni Braxton - R&B/Rock Music Performer
Jada Pinkett - Actress, THE WOMEN (2008)
Jada Pinkett Smith - Actress, THE WOMEN (2008)
LL Cool J - Actor/Rapper
James Todd Smith - Actor/Rapper
Loretta Devine - Actress
Whoopi Goldberg - Oscar-winning actress/comedian, GHOST
Caryn Johnson - Oscar-winning actress/comedian, GHOST
David Dean Bottrell - Writer/ KINGDOM COME (2001)
Doug McHenry - Producer/Director
Simon Dobbin - PRODUCTION DESIGNER
Tyler Bates - Composer
Vivica A. Fox - American Actress
Vivica Fox - American Actress
Cedric the Entertainer
Edward Bates - Associate Producer
Francis Kenny - Director of Photography, EDISON FORCE (2006)
Kirk Franklin - Gospel Singer
Darius McCrary - Actor/"Big Shots"
Anthony Anderson - Actor, LIBERTY HEIGHTS/THE DEPARTED
Jessie Jones - Writer/ KINGDOM COME (2001)
John Morrissey - American Producer
Richard Halsey

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 94
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 024543023975
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG (MPAA) (For thematic elements, language, and sensuality.)
  • Release Date: August 2014

Related Categories:
Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Family Interaction
Death
Live-Action
Children
Theatrical Release
Family Relations
Parents
African Americans
Couples

 
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Theatrical release: April 11, 2001.

Reviews:
"...LL Cool J and Whoopi Goldberg are the pillars for both the other characters and the movie, successfully playing the straight man and the shoulder to cry on, respectively..." - 05/01/2001 Box Office, p.58


"...The film's most sober and touching performance belongs to LL Cool J..." - 04/11/2001 New York Times, p.E5


"...[An] intimate ensemble comedy-drama....[LL Cool J] brings dignity and pathos to [his role]..." - 04/16/2001 Variety, p.28


"...LL Cool J impresses as an actor..." - 04/11/2001 USA Today, p.6D


"KINGDOM COME is at once uproarious and serious, and it abounds in that combination of warmth and emotion that is summed up in the word soul, a rare quality outside African American movies....A rich pleasure..." - 04/11/2001 Los Angeles Times, p.6

 
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