Dear White People [Blu-ray] [2014]

  • SKU: 1821132
  • Release Date: 02/03/2015
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
85% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (65 out of 77)

Special Features


  • Deleted scenes and outtakes
  • PSA series: "The more you know about black people"
  • "Racism insurance" parody
  • "The making of dear white people" featurette
  • "Get your life" music video by Caught a Ghost
  • DVRSE App: Black friends when you need them
  • Leaked: Banned winchester U diversity video
  • Cast with Director Commentary
  • Director Commentary

Synopsis


Dear White People
A satirical portrait of race relations in early 21st-century America, writer/director Justin Simien's playfully perceptive feature debut tells the story of a biracial Winchester University student whose controversial radio show sparks a media frenzy of epic proportions. When Samantha White (Tessa Thompson) begins her radio program by declaring that white people will now be required to have two black friends in order to avoid appearing racist (and that drug dealers don't count), she immediately catches the attention of the all-black residential hall that is being forced out of existence due to diversification. Subsequently elected president of the hall, Samantha becomes the subject of a reality show that deals with racial issues. Meanwhile, the Winchester University's all-white student newspaper staff mistakenly assumes that young black outcast Lionel Higgins (Tyler James Williams) is an expert on black culture, and recruits him to report on the brewing controversy. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tyler James Williams
    Tyler James Williams - Lionel Higgins
  • Tessa Thompson
    Tessa Thompson - Sam White
  • Dennis Haysbert
    Dennis Haysbert - Dean Fairbanks
  • Teyonah Parris
    Teyonah Parris - Colandrea "Coco" Conners
  • Kyle Gallner
    Kyle Gallner - Kurt Fletcher



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 77 reviews

85%of customers would recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good for a watch

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    vikk
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    It turned out to be a different movie from what I expected but still enjoyed it. More of a dramedy than stariaght comedy, it still offfers plenty of jokes and poignant commentary.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Over all it was funny everyone should check it out

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    BmoreBravo
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    This movie was great if you ask me, it touched on stereotypes that most people hold of African Americans including the struggle that african Americans face within their own culture. For some people they may have to watch it more then once to completely understand

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hot Button Satire

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    WillC6886
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    "Dear White People" is a film that hits a chord and with good reason. Given the news one hears in the news about racial inequality, it seemed almost serendipitous for "Dear White People" to shine a light on it in the most controversial place possible: a prestigious and (no pun intended) "white bread" university. The jokes and heart hit fast and hard while asking its audience to think long and hard about where race relations have gone and where they need to go. Tessa Thompson is an actress who will definitely go far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    a must see

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    format916
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    dear white people is a must see. i compare it to higher learning, but clearly not as aggressive and violent, but a good look at race relations that still exist.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tessa Thompson is Brilliant

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    beoriginal
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    Tessa Thompson is my queen. I love her forever and always. Obsession aside, I couldn't get into this movie a while back. After watching the first volume of the Netflix series, I gave it another try and really fell in love with it (even though the TV series seems to do a better job of developing things---but also its 10 hours versus 2 hours).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great camera

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    Jgreen231980
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    Hilarious, just dont watch it with close minded people.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Dear White People...Really Everybody, LISTEN UP!

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    SUGAHOOH22
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    Dear White People is a shining example of pure creativity and being socially focused. The film focuses on a group of college students from different cliques, who all begin to realize that they share one of the same plights being...racism/accepted racial separation. The way that subject is addressed and examined in a fresh way by a fresh voice is astounding. Any key topic going on like: LGBT awareness, interracial dating, internalized racism and beauty standards are all discussed with wit and honesty. Dear White People also showcases some of the best young actors, destined to become the next generation of greats. This is definitely a movie to see because the conversations afterwards need to be had.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes you think

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    Abouttime
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    Even though this film is a parody about how American society deals with racial barriers and stereotypes, it makes one analyze those elements from different perspectives.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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