Guess Who's Coming to Dinner details
|Starring:||Katharine Houghton, Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Virginia Christine, Isabel, Cecil Kellaway, Beah Richards, Roy Glenn, Isabel Sanford, Sidney Poitier|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||American Film Institute's top 100|
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
|Run time:||1 hour 43 minutes|
|Rental release:||04 Mar 2002|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish|
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Guess Who's Coming to DinnerBy Pippppster from Leicestershire , 14 Oct 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]A throwback to another era? Perhaps, but this is a beautifully crafted film, and an accutely observed comment on the divides caused by both race and wealth.
If Sidney Poitier is perhaps a little too accomplished to be wholly believable, this is a relatively minor drawback in such an accomplished film.
Tracy and Hepburn are superb as the confused, but ultimately heroic, parents caught in a social and family dilemma.
It would be a cliche to say they do not make them like this anymore, but sadly, they don't.
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SIMPLY TOP OF THE BILL !By Burnhamite (407 reviews) from BURNHAM , 26 Nov 2011Individually or as a pair, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn have appeared in many first class films, put them alongside Sidney Poitier and Katherine Houghton under the direction of Stanley Kramer and you have a masterpiece which will last eternally. A movie which is pure entertainment and certainly worth watching over and over again
Without prejudice?By Flickview (2 reviews) , 01 Jul 2011It will make you laugh, and make you cry - guaranteed! Very moving and instructive account of attitudes towards interracial marriage which - even in 1967 when the film was made - was still illegal in may states. Brilliant cast, superbly acted.
Good Old ClassicBy 5ft7offootballheaven (300 reviews) from London , 02 Mar 2011Worth a view. Great cast. Bit shocking to hear some of the language used but thats probably my 21st century sensibilities. Almost as shocking to me is the age difference between the couple - he 37, she 23 - far more of an eye opener than the 'pigmentation problem' as its described. Hepburn's eyes water on demand and grand standing speaches are a plenty.
A Dinner to Warm the CocklesBy a customer from London , 05 Dec 2010I liked and disliked this drama about interracial marriage in equal proportions. I enjoyed the measured acting of Sidney Poitier, but not the
over ebullient performance of Katherine Houghton, Katherine Hepburns niece. I also found the interpretations of Hepburn and Tracy touching, especially in the light of reading that it was the last film he made before he died. The movie also seemed to be made with the best will and intentions, but was both oversimplified and heavy handed on occasions. What would have happened if Poitiers character hadnt been perfect, but had been given flaws and imperfections instead? Intriguing was the portrayal of the battle between the sexes and the measured common sense of the women in comparison to their blustering men folk. By contrast the depiction of young people and youth culture was awful to the point of hilarity the random dancing of the delivery boy and the niece of Tillie, the household cook, being a point in question. Perhaps on release the film did seem deeply meaningful to many people, but it also probably felt like a drop in the ocean considering the fact that Martin Luther King was assassinated a year after it was released, and a reference to him as being the next probable guest was edited out of the original screenings - later reprised in VHS and DVD copies of the movie. Due to the amount of dialogue, shaky (and obvious) stage set and camera movements it did feel like a screened play, but this added to its quaintness. I did like the afterglow of the feel-good ending, so would have to conclude that Guess Whos Coming to Dinner? was a heart-warming film to watch on a cold and snowy evening.
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Charming Movie for the FamilyBy RedICritic (9 reviews) from Boston , 07 Apr 2010This has not only got a wonderful story but it reminds us of our troubled past with subtle signs of racism. Each of the actors were perfect for the characters they played and the scenery was a special treat because I grew up in San Jose (the sign on Hwy 101 outside San Francisco Airport which I've used so many times) and seeing various parts of one of my favorite cities; San Francisco. I hope you rent this movie for a rare evening of warm hearted entertainment.