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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Dated but still relevantBy a customer from London , 17 Dec 2008A top cast and a powerful film. Whilst Poitier, Hepburn and Tracey are excellent, their debutante co-star doesn't quite deliver. And, coupled with the fact that much of the film has dated badly, this means it isn't quite as convincing a message as it once was. Still, it was powerful enough to start a debate on the issues when we watched it and that's a good thing. Entertaining stuff and worthy of its heady reputation.
guess who's coming to teaBy a customer from Hastings , 07 Nov 2008very good classic well worth watching
Guess who is coming to dinnerBy a customer from Dartford , 31 Oct 2008This is a real classic and timeless. I watched it as a teenager and a 'few' years on, it is still relevant.
Even though it is set in the 60's the themes are very relevant to date, even though society has moved on. Sidney Poitier at his best, he portrays a surprise black fiance to a white couple's only daughter. Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracey (the parents), are formidable in portraying the struggles both emotional and ethical that would have been more apparent in the 60's. A feel good film, it still does address difficult issues and tries to give answers to what ultimately is a subjective topic.
Top film, even today!
GreatBy a customer from London , 08 Apr 2008Birdcage-esque. Fab performances and still highly relevent!
I wish I was invitedBy LMG (4 reviews) from London , 18 Feb 2008I just love this film and think that everyone should watch it. I could go on about how I cried, laughed, got angry, loved the characters etc but just watch it and let yourself enjoy it for what it is. An attempt to put the issue right in our faces and then show us how we might get through it.