• Black or White (2014)

Black or White

Release Date: December 3rd, 2014

PG-13 |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

When his wife dies in a car crash, Elliott Anderson (Kevin Costner) fields another blow: the realization that he must raise his biracial granddaughter, Eloise (Jillian Estell), alone. However, the child's paternal grandmother, Rowena (Octavia Spencer) feels that she is better equipped to take care of the child, and sues for custody. With Eloise caught in the middle, both Elliott and Rowena are forced to confront their true feelings about race, forgiveness and understanding.

Cast: Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Jillian Estell, Bill Burr, Mpho Koaho, Anthony Mackie, André Holland, Gillian Jacobs

Director: Mike Binder

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Treehouse Films

Distributors: Relativity Media

Keywords: Rivalry, Passionate, Growing up, Transformation, Friend, 2010s, Moving, Emotional, School

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A boldly sappy melodrama that plays on - and off - racial stereotypes. show more

  • 70
    Jordan MintzerThe Hollywood Reporter

    Black and White never panders too easily to sentiments, creating characters who are riddled with flaws but likeable all the same. show more

  • 20
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Talk about tin ears. Black or White comes off as the product of clouded eyes, sour stomachs and addled brains. show more

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