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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

(DVD - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Crusading newspaper publisher Matt Drayton's liberal principles are put to the test when his daughter, Joey, announces her engagement to John Prentice, an internationally renowned African-American physician. While Matt's wife, Christina, readily accepts Joey's decision, Matt intends to withhold his consent, forgetting that when it comes to matters of the heart, true love is colorblind.
Title: Guess who's coming to dinner
[videorecording]
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2008.
Edition: 40th anniversary edition.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 107 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: Disc 1: Introduction by Steven Spielberg; Introduction by Tom Brokaw; A message from Quincy Jones; Introduction to the film by Karen Kramer. Disc 2: "A love story of today" featurette; "A special kind of love" featurette; Stanley Kramer: a man's search for truth; Stanley Kramer accepts the Irving Thalberg Award; 2007 Producers Guild "Stanley Kramer" Award presentation to Al Gore; Photo gallery.
DVD release of the 1967 motion picture.
Contents: Disc one: Feature film
Disc two: Special features.
Summary: Crusading newspaper publisher Matt Drayton's liberal principles are put to the test when his daughter, Joey, announces her engagement to John Prentice, an internationally renowned African-American physician. While Matt's wife, Christina, readily accepts Joey's decision, Matt intends to withhold his consent, forgetting that when it comes to matters of the heart, true love is colorblind.
Audience: Not Rated.
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Awards, 1967: Best Actress (Katharine Hepburn) ; Best Original Screenplay (William Rose)
Local Note: 1 15 18 53 57 66 69 71 73 74 76 78 102 109 118 138 148 153 167 188 198 203 243
ISBN: 9781424869008
1424869005
Statement of Responsibility: Columbia Pictures Corporation presents a Stanley Kramer production ; written by William Rose ; produced and directed by Stanley Kramer
Credits: Music, DeVol ; director of photography, Sam Leavitt ; production design by Robert Clatworthy ; costumes, Joe King ; film editor, Robert C. Jones ; set decorator, Frank Tuttle.
Performers: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Cecil Kellaway, Beah Richards, Isabell Sanford, Roy E. Glenn, Sr., Virginia Christine, Barbara Randolph, John Hudkins, Alexandra Hay, D'urville Martin, Skip Martin, Katharine Houghton.
System Details: DVD ; Region 1 ; anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 3.0, remastered in High Definition.
Other Language: In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish, with English, French or Spanish subtitles ; Closed-captioned.
Subject Headings: Families Drama. Parental acceptance Drama. Parent and adult child Drama. Racism Drama. Interracial marriage Drama.
Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs.
Feature films.
Melodrama.
Feature films.
Topical Term: Families
Parental acceptance
Parent and adult child
Racism
Interracial marriage
Publisher No: 22129
21100
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Jul 16, 2014
  • blahblahblah345662 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The original title of the film was: 'Guess Who's Getting A Big Bar Of Chocolate'.

Mar 28, 2013
  • Busterbill01 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

A recent reviewing and sharing of this film with the current generation of teens led to a number of comments. Initially I found the daughter's portrayal weak and naive. But after reflecting how naive I was during that era at a similar age, her character made more sense. This is before MLK's assassination and during a turbulent time when we hopeful kids actually did believe our culture of racism could be dealt with within a generation. It was interesting to view first as a teen in '67 and now as a parent.

May 27, 2011
  • macabrescribe rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I understand entirely why this is a beloved classic. However, I did not enjoy it nearly as much as I wish I would have. It pushed its theme too hard and became annoying. Spenser Tracy and Katerine Hepburn did not give the performances I hoped for. But I suppose the movie itself was meant to shake the audience, not the performances alone.

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