Black or White

Black or White

DVD - 2015
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Black or White focuses on a grandfather who is forced to care for his mixed-race granddaughter after the tragic death of his own daughter. The young girl's paternal grandmother begins a legal fight for custody of the girl and unearths the family's underlying sentiments on race. The girl's grandmother wants her to live in Compton with her black family instead of struggling to find identity in a white-collar neighborhood. The film focuses on the racial tensions between blacks and whites and the forgiveness the family must find to care for the young girl.
Publisher: [United States] :, D Films Corporation,, 2015
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
1 videodisc (121 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
Alternative Title: Black or white (Motion picture)

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QnVz
Sep 11, 2017

It was tougher to get through than we thought and we actually had to watch in 2 rounds. Really hard. I wish it had dealt with race and race tension more comprehensively maybe that would have helped keep it together a little bit more.

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tenet
Jul 27, 2017

Rated 1/10. I gave up on this movie after sticking with it for an hour. It was downright depressing. On the back of the DVD box, it is billed as a comedy-drama. I was unable to find any humour in the time that I watched. There is no humour in a character (Costner's) that is continually portrayed as a drunk.

Reading other comments here, I find it hard to believe that we all watched the same show.

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firefly5
Apr 17, 2017

Fantastic movie! Acting by all was suburb! I loved this movie!

Amazingly good movie. Besides the language, taking of Our LORD's name in vain and the lesbian content, it was a great movie. Recommended.
Note: it is not the color of the skin, it is your attitude.

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creal
May 31, 2016

Very good movie, the actors and actresses played their roles quite well. The story line is very good and this movies brings up some very good issues. I would absolutely watch the movie again and recommend to anyone.

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tequila2010
Mar 04, 2016

I thought it was an excellent movie that explored the prejudices on both sides yet showed how in the end, when people put aside their differences, they can come together. I'd watch it again.

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readyrisa
Mar 01, 2016

Wonderful script and beautifully acted film. It honestly tells the story showing the love, anger, hurt, tolerance and intolerance on both sides. Perfect casting and superb performances.

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tcolbert3
Feb 26, 2016

I did not like the movie.

ECPat Feb 01, 2016

Well-acted and engaging. Nuanced. Without the sense that one side has all of the truth. Well worth watching.

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voisjoe1_0
Jan 05, 2016

The reviews for this movie were mixed, but I was intrigued to learn why. Near the end, I was suspicious that the ending would be fixed, thereby, possibly the reason for the mixed reviews. While I am sure that Spike Lee would have treated the film differently, this was a very good, but not a great film. Hey, 95% of Hollywood producers are seriously afraid to touch the topic of race relations. Give the makers of this film credit for the courage of even trying.

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