Black or White (2014)
Runtime: 121 min
Movie Release : 30 January 2015 (USA)
Director: Mike Binder
Writer: Mike Binder
Stars: Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Gillian Jacobs
Black or White is the story of a grandfather (Kevin Costner) who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter. When her paternal grandmother (Octavia Spencer) seeks custody with the help of her brother (Anthony Mackie), the little girl is torn between two families who love her deeply. With the best intentions at heart, both families fight for what they feel is right and are soon forced to confront their true feelings about race, forgiveness, and understanding. Anchored by an all-star cast and based on real events, the movie is a look at two seemingly different worlds, in which nothing is as simple as black or white.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: the title is no longer “Black and White”. In the film, it is now “Black Or White”.
Wonderful script and beautifully acted film. It honestly tells the story showing the love, anger, hurt, tolerance and intolerance on both sides. A human drama that truthfully addresses issues of race and family issues with an interracial child in the middle. And FUNNY! Some great laugh-out-loud moments in the film. Terrific cast lead by Costner and Spencer but the two young actors playing Eloise and Duvan are flawless.
It is very rare for me to gush about a film. And I rarely ever post a review. But…do NOT miss this film. I’m afraid it may not get much of a push. This film will make it on word-of-mouth. So see it and spread the word.
Black or White Trailer