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.