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Black or White [Blu-ray] [2014]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (260 out of 270)

    Special Features


    • Shades of gray: the making of Black or White
    • Promotional featurettes

    Synopsis


    Black or White
    Writer/director Mike Binder's family drama Black or White stars Kevin Costner as Elliot, a wealthy citizen of Los Angeles whose wife dies in a car accident in the movie's opening scene. This leaves him alone to care for his young biracial granddaughter Eloise (Jillian Estell). Eloise's mother, Elliot's daughter, died in childbirth, and the girl's African-American father has been out of the picture because of his serious drug problem. Eloise's paternal grandmother, Rowena (Octavia Spencer) is a straight-talking self-made woman who lives with her large family in East L.A., and she decides that Eloise needs to be around all of her family now more than ever and sues for custody. Black or White screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Kevin Costner
      Kevin Costner - Elliott Anderson
    • Octavia Spencer
      Octavia Spencer - Rowena Jeffers
    • Bill Burr
      Bill Burr - Rick Reynolds
    • Jennifer Ehle
      Jennifer Ehle - Carol
    • Andre Holland
      Andre Holland - Reggie Davis



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 270 reviews

    96%
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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      thought provoking and solid entertainment

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      WhiskeyTangoActual
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      "Racial" identificaion and ethnic bigotry continue to be enduring challenges confronting American democracy. Costner believes so strongly in the message of this story that he not only starred in it, he became a producer. This film will make any half-way decent person feel very uncomfortable, while bigots, of all stripes, will be falling over each other so that they might testify. A lot of ugly stereotypes and truisms are portrayed and wallowed in, right up to the moments (and there are many) when they are exploded, in small and big ways, for the counterproductive, if not corrosive, toxins that poison narrowing minds. BLACK OR WHITE will challenge everyone about what the Right Things To Do in life are, as much as it will entertain with turns of tenderness, human frailty, socio-economic violence, fear and loathing of "the other" and ample doses of biting humor. The script is very smartly written and the acting rings true across the board. Young Jillian Estell is an actor to keep an eye out for in the future. This is a realistic family drama, but it's also a fable were hot button social issues are boiled down to the personal and inter-personal level, without disrespecting the larger social context (which the viewer needs to keep in her/his own mind, as in reading between the lines).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      NO GREATER LOVE

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      MOOSE33
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      There is a bond that unites all warm and compassionate human beings who realize that there is only ONE RACE - the HUMAN RACE - and there are NO BARRIERS between the variety of colors, shapes and sizes that define that one race. This movie will warm the coldest heart because it transcends all barriers put up by racial stereotypes by ELIMINATING them. One little girl and one older man are joined at the heart by the simplest yet most powerful of all forces - UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. Do not FAIL to see this movie and EMBRACE all its vital charms!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Well done and on sensitive subject matter...

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      MovieMaven
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      Though I initially watched thinking the plot would be trite and predictable, I would soon become enveloped into the movie and was pleasantly surprised with the progression and ending of the movie. All of the actors in this production did an excellent job with character development and before the end of the movie you could empathize with the points of view of ALL characters. You won't dislike any of the characters by te end of this movie and you'll love others.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Black or White

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      MovieBuff
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      I loved the film Black or White. This film was heartwarming. Black or White showed the love between a little girl and her family as well as, the custody battle between her maternal white grandfather and her paternal black grandmother, after the death of her maternal white grandmother. Despite the differences and struggles between the two families, they shared one thing in common, their love and the well-being of their granddaughter.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Black or White

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      MovieBuff
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      I loved the film Black or White. This film was heartwarming. Black or White showed the love between a little girl and her family as well as, the custody battle between her maternal white grandfather and her paternal black grandmother, after the death of her maternal white grandmother. Despite the differences and struggles between the two families, they shared one thing in common, their love and the well-being of their granddaughter.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Intense Relationships, too much fowl language

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      Tracy
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      Emotions run high in this movie. That's what happens when drugs, alcohol, broken and extended family relationships are involved. We really liked the movie. Definitely not for kids. I liked how they didn't show too much of the drugs. I did not like all the fowl language. It is NOT necessary for a good movie. The worst part for me is taking the Lord's name in vain.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great Concept

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      DonInHaslett
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      Very disappointed in the way the story holds together. I think it may have been caused by the casting of the granddaughter. Her performance was good but her spirit seemed a little wrong. It does however show the true goodness of people in the end. More background on the dead grandmother would have been nice. Blame the director?

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Heart Warming movie.

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      Nick
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      I loved the way serious issues were addressed, while wrapping them in folds of 2 of the best dramatic, yet comical, actors on screen. I laughed and cried throughout this movie, and I think every person who has family members (or are themselves) dealing with these issues, or just family drama, should see this film.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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