Worst. Photoshop. Ever.Kabbala-boy Ashton Kutcher’s new movie, Guess Who, is a remake of the Sidney Poitier 1967 classic Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. In that film, a wealthy white couple’s liberal notions are challenged when their daughter brings a black man home and introduces him as her fiancee. This being 1967 the movie was fairly controversial. Now it’s 2005 and in a twist on the classic, Guess Who is about a black girl who brings lilly-white Kutcher home to meet her parents.

These days, the notion of bi-racial couples is yawn inducing, thus Guess Who is less Martin Luther King and more Meet The Parents. Not quite the stuff that revolutions are made of.

Turns out too that Kutcher’s character was actually filmed Jewish. According to Kutcher the idea of his character being Jewish was cut out of the film at the last minute.

“I decided that I wanted to play my character Jewish, to have another difference because Bernie [Mack, the father] is Christian in the movie and I decided that I wanted to play my character Jewish just to have another difference,” Kutcher says, … it was minor stuff, like saying, “Shabot Shalom, stuff like that.” But [Director, Kevin] Sullivan says he didn’t want the racism issue to also get mixed in with the religious issues. “I didn’t want people to think it was about Christianity or Judaism,” the director says … And so, Kutcher says, “Every Jewish reference that I made in the film got cut out.”

Dang. That’s too bad. It would have been worth it just to see all the boys in Stormfront go nuts about the Hollywood/Jewish conspiracy to destroy the white race. Oh well. Now that there’s no Jewish element to this film, and I haven’t had frontal lobotomy surgery, I guess I can pass on this flick.

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16 Comments

  • Saw it yesterday. It was aiiiight.

    Not ground breaking by any means, but it has some good laughs.

    Especially notable is the scene where Bernie Mac challenges Ashton Kutcher to tell some “black jokes” at the dinner table.

    Hilarity ensues.

  • Oy vey. The Jewish people so need a new poster boy. Ashton? Puh-leeze. Next thing we know he’ll be Judaizing Punk’d. Which, just to clarify, I WOULD tune in for.

  • How ’bout some comments on the tabloidization of our boychik-gone-shiksa-crazy with Demi (half-Jew? 🙂 ) Moore??!!

  • From the movie poster, I thought Kutcher was dating Bernie Mac.

    (Possibly if I’d never seen Six Feet Under, that wouldn’t have come to mind.)

    You can’t put a black girl and a white guy on a movie poster? Was a scowling Zoe Saldana airbrushed off the other end of the couch? Looking at IMDB credits, is she actually in the movie?

  • I am a fan of your movies and the shows That 70’s Show and Punk’d. Can you send me an autographed picture in the mail. My address is 100 Alexander Street in Warren Pennsylvania. Have you ever been Punk’d? How many People have you Punk’d? How did you become an actress? How did you get on That 70’s show? Thank You!

  • i think some people here are confused… and was it a joke that demi moore is half jewish, or is she?

  • why are we constantly bombarded by judaism. Can the jews accept anyone that is not jewish? I have found (along with many other people from different countries and religions) that the jews are the least tolerant of others. I am sure I will get nasty responses from this, but these are just my observations

  • Is not that there is a conspiracy, is more like : Have your ever seen a movie, ever, ever that depicts Jewish characters doing bad things, or making mistakes or being the villains of a movie or a rabbi being criticized?

    All you see in Hollywood-land are movies with amoral contents, priests are badly portrayed same as Muslims branded as terrorist.

    If you can name a movie where the Jewish people are severally criticized tell me (a movie made in Hollywood). Also please kindly refrain from using these comments as an anti-Semite statement, which is always the shield or rhetoric used once the Jewish people are criticized.

    • It’s not your notion re: the portrayal of Jews in films that is anti-Semitic, but your gross generalisation is as I highly doubt you know and have spoken to all Jewish people.

      BTW, the “don’t call me an anti-Semite because that is the expected response”-line can, per se, be viewed a way of acknowledging the underlying anti-Semitic nature of a sentiment.

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