Wow. How enthralling! It has a slow beginning, but when Grandma We-wee (Octavia Spencer) shows up, she stirs a storm in Elliot's (Kevin Costner) already tempestuous life and the story begins. Great stakes are at risk. In the first hour of the film, we learn about the characters, what they care for, what they hurt about, what they want. Eloise's (Jillian Estell) helpless position amidst the stormy relationship between her Grandma Wee-wee and her Grandfather "Papa" Elliot, pierces one's heart. The conflict grows gradually and relentlessly. In the second hour of the film, I kept drying my tears! It has several high-voltage emotional moments. There are strong truths revealed. I felt Elliot's pain and dilemma?Kevin Costner is brilliant. The stronger antagonist appears: the Eloise's drug-addict father. For a very long moment, it feels like antagonism and injustice will win--I felt chills of worry, really! Tension builds up throughout until it peaks: terrible things happen and hearts are shattered and souls touched. The scene when Reggie has a change of heart is incredibly poignant: I heard sniffles in the audience...Tears rolled. Black or White is strong drama, but it does have humorous bits that balance out the heaviness of the protagonist's ordeal. There's also great visual storytelling: Elliot's mirages, some physical confrontations, and the wordless dynamics between characters. This is such a relevant film. We all want the best for our children. But what I find powerful is the theme and the message. In the end, it doesn't matter whether is black or white?what matters is whether is right or wrong. It's a beautiful script. And it's also an honestly performed script. Kevin Costner shines: he invests himself into this flawed hero with such realism and conviction. Octavia Spencer is so sweet and pungent and a stubborn self-made woman. Jillian Estell: she is a darling and a stoic lovely little girl. Andre Holland (Reggie) is so genuine in his acting--he portrays a broken man with a hidden heart. And the interactions between Elliot, Grandma Wee-wee, the lawyers, and the judge are dramatic and hilarious. Overall fantastic performers! The culmination of the story and the resolution of conflicts feel satisfactory. Our hero reaches his goal and more. And the child, gets the best of both worlds. There's forgiveness and healing. Please watch it. You'll walk out of the theater teary-eyed and with a smile! Cheers.
Black or White (2014) 720p YIFY Movie
Black or White (2014)
A grieving widower is drawn into a custody battle over his granddaughter, whom he helped raise her entire life.
IMDB: 6.329 Likes
- Genre: Drama |
- Quality: 720p
- Size: 869.63M
- Resolution: 1280*536 / 23.976fps
- Language: English
- Run Time: 121
- IMDB Rating: 6.3/10
- MPR: PG-13
- Peers/Seeds: 3 / 13
The Synopsis for Black or White (2014) 720p
Black or White is the story of a grandfather (Kevin Costner) who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter. When her paternal grandmother (Octavia Spencer) seeks custody with the help of her brother (Anthony Mackie), the little girl is torn between two families who love her deeply. With the best intentions at heart, both families fight for what they feel is right and are soon forced to confront their true feelings about race, forgiveness, and understanding. Anchored by an all-star cast and based on real events, the movie is a look at two seemingly different worlds, in which nothing is as simple as black or white.
The Director and Players for Black or White (2014) 720p
The Reviews for Black or White (2014) 720p
Powerful, Just and Heartfelt !Reviewed byyeliartzVote: 9/10
Racism as a plot line has become a very safe and simple one as of late. In the past any film that even approached race was a risk, anyone working on the film would have to be very gutsy to attempt it. However as of late racism has become kind of a cop out and has become a very safe option. This however it not true of Black and White. As soon as the movie begin we are faced with tragedy, our main character (Played by Kevin Costner) has recently losed his wife and is forced to raise he bi-racial granddaughter all by himself. As you could imagine this is no simple task, especially when you have a drinking problem. Throughout the movie we see our protagonist struggling to raise his grand-daughter alone and struggling with his heavy drinking problem that he has. To make matters worse the grandmother on the other side of the family want custody of the child. The depth this movie goes into is incredible. In the raging custody battle both sides attempt to bring up dirt on the other to prove that they are not suited to raise a child. With twist and turns and even a downright suspenseful finish Black and White tackles many things movies haven't done before. First and foremost out hero is called many times a racist and even brings up racist remarks from time to time. Many black stereotypes are brought into question and reviewed throughout the court trial. And without spoiling anything the end contains a both amazing and very controversial monologue (The highlight of the film in my opinion) Amidst tragedy, family, fear, and prejudice Black and White is a film that needs to be seen. It is a movie that is able to throw all this sorrow at you but still leave you with a smile when you leave the theatre. A must see.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: the title is no longer "Black and White". In the film, it is now "Black Or White". Wonderful script and beautifully acted film. It honestly tells the story showing the love, anger, hurt, tolerance and intolerance on both sides. A human drama that truthfully addresses issues of race and family issues with an interracial child in the middle. And FUNNY! Some great laugh-out-loud moments in the film. Terrific cast lead by Costner and Spencer but the two young actors playing Eloise and Duvan are flawless. It is very rare for me to gush about a film. And I rarely ever post a review. But...do NOT miss this film. I'm afraid it may not get much of a push. This film will make it on word-of-mouth. So see it and spread the word.