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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

(DVD - 2008 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner


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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,, [2008]
Edition: 40th anniversary ed.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 107 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: Introductions by Tom Brokaw, Quincy Jones, Karen Kramer and Steven Spielberg; "A love story of today" featurette; "A special kind of love" featurette; "Stanley Kramer: a man's search for truth"; 2007 Producers Guild of America "Stanley Kramer" Award presentation to Al Gore; Stanley Kramer accepts the Irving Thalberg Award; photo gallery.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1967.
Title from container.
CPL DVD# 5615926.
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.
Terms Of Use: These discs are copy protected.
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Awards, 1967: Best Actress (Katharine Hepburn) ; Best Original Screenplay (William Rose)
Local Note: 1 15 53 56 57 66 69 71 73 74 76 81 102 109 118 138 148 153 167 188 198 203 243
ISBN: 1424869005
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Report This Feb 24, 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'.

Report This 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.

Report This 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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