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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Guess Who's Coming to DinnerBy a customer from Cambridge , 10 Feb 2008This is bound to feel dated and is interesting for that reason itself. The once radical plot now seems very self-conscious and wooden which may be a sign of 'progress'. Of all the characters, Spencer Tracy's has the most depth and his performance is the most memorable.
FantasticBy ckb (17 reviews) from Surbiton , 04 Feb 2008This was fantastic, it was funny and intense. I realised how oblivious I am to race and I actually asked my boyfriend at the end of the film if his parents new I wasn't caucasian. I don't think about things like that but back when this film was made I am sure it was a bold step to marry someone from another race, religion on monetary back ground.
sparklingBy Notts (9 reviews) from Nottingham , 03 Feb 2008A product of its time, and made to make a point which it hammers home. But this it does with so with such class and gentility this is a great film. It's dialogue driven, but it succeeds because of its wit and intelligence, and a sense of drama. The Poitier character is so perfect a person (such a romantic ideal) he's almost unbelievable, but the acting is superlative and he carries it off. I found it gripping and moving.
Guess Who's Coming to DinnerBy a customer from stroud, glos , 08 Jan 2008Katherine Hepburn shines, Sidney Poitier is gorgeous, a period piece and a classic.
very realisticBy a customer from London,England , 06 Oct 2007I loved this movie so much because it was so realistic.They way the present the mentality of society is so true.My marriege is mixed race I wish I would had seen this movie before just to be warned.