Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

This post was published more than a few years ago (on 2002-11-13) and may contain inaccurate technical information, outmoded thoughts, or cringe takes. Proceed at your own risk.

Guess Who's Coming to DinnerI have to admit, when the opening credits came on, and the cheesy 60s music started, I thought I would find it hard to take this movie seriously� but with all the humor (intentional and unintentional) it drew me in, and in the end, made me think, which, to me, is what a good film is all about.

It's a very funny picture, a good part of it being the nervous tension that you feel right along with the characters. It keeps being funny all the way through, while hitting some big home runs when it comes to actually addressing the issues of prejudice. An incredible movie that still hits its mark 35 years later.

NR :: 1967 :: dir. Stanley Kramer :: 5 stars