Although this movie has a minimalist setting, it succeed to give a such great cinematic experience. The moral value in GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER maybe seems dated. But it still able to give another life lesson. It's fun, exciting, and heart-warming. It's a movie about humanity. Led by fantastic performance from its cast. Spencer Tracy's monologue in the end is beyond everything. There are some magic in it...
It doesn't have the same impact in this times but still this movie have a interesting story and some nice dialogues. It's very well argumented and every character stands for his ground. I liked so much the actors, very good choices especially Spencer Tracy and Sidney Poitier.
Powerful film tackling an serious topic but manages to do so in a simple and efficient way, never with pathos. Very clever dialogues. There's more than meets the eye to both the characters and the plot, and although the issue addressed can seem a bit black and white (pun not intended!), the resolution of it is never Manichaean. Cecil Kellaway as a supporting actor is deliciously facetious.
Delivers perfectly. What if the photo is not top notch, the script a bit laboured, and the setting hard to perfectly grasp 50 years later. This is a film that manages to go past all this, boils down the prejudice to what it really is, an excuse, and delivers a multi-stage theatral play of the uttermost quality. The maid should have been given best actress, her bollocking of the groom is legendary.
Holy cow what a film! Never seen the whole thing before. There's probably holes in it a mile wide but Poitier Hepburn and Tracey are on fire. A great sense of Hollywood craft in this movie but with slightly clumsy attempts to acknowledge the Haight Ashbury scene even as they enact this very assured drawing room drama. 1967? If it wasn’t this year then Easy Rider can’t have been very far off?
A bit sacharine, but some great performances here. Puts it all in perspective as to how strong the racial divide from both sides was back then. These days any objection to a mixed relationship is all about a look and the occasional passing comment from my experience.
"He thinks you're gonna faint because he's a negro". Exceptional magnificent film. Beautiful, elegant, intelligent, articulate, dignified. A perfect study of the three unities of drama: action; place; and time. One of the GREATS. The sophistication of the monologues given to these characters and the way they challenge are ahead of their time and we still haven't caught up.