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Monday, March 19, 2012

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner by Stanley Kramer, 1967 (NR)

with Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Houghton, Cecil Kellaway, Beah Richards, Isabel Sanford, Roy Glenn, Virginia Christine

Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn star as wealthy Californians who consider themselves progressive until their only daughter (Katharine Houghton) brings home her African American fiancé (Sidney Poitier) in this snapshot of race relations in the late 1960s. The film earned two Academy Awards (for Hepburn's performance and William Rose's screenplay) and eight other nominations. Stanley Kramer directs.

After a series of classics I felt not much for, I was surprised by this one. It is funny, right on, well acted, ironic, an amazing portrayal of mirrors, from an evolving society that through two generations, shows a drastic change of mentality, questions that are raised on being open minded and respectful of ones decision. Also, honestly, how not to fall in love with Sidney Poitier? He is the ideal man. The rest of the cast is just so good, everything is put into an orderly chaos, with amazing dialogues, essential logic and finally a change. Intelligent, so intelligent.

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