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.
There's more to family than what you see.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 on appeal for brief strong language, thematic material involving drug use and drinking, and for a fight
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30 January 2015 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Black and White
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Opening Weekend USA: $6,213,362,
1 February 2015
Gross USA: $21,571,189
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $21,833,967
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Was originally rated R for "brief strong language" but the rating was appealed to PG-13 for "brief strong language, thematic material involving drug use and drinking, and for a fight".... now it has been re-rated PG. See more
At the beginning of the movie Costner is at home talking to Eliose. Then he asks the tutor he hired to drive him somewhere. So they leave 9 year old Eliose at the house by herself which I'm assuming was a mistake made by the director. Nothing was said or shown about having a baby sitter there so one would assume the girl was home alone. And it wasn't ever brought up in the movie that Costner left her home alone. If it wasn't a mistake then just the fact of him leaving her home alone would've been brought up in court because the film is centered around a custody battle. -- They have a maid who is there during the day so no, Elliot didn't leave Eloise alone. See more
[dialing his phone
David, it's Elliot. I'm not going home, they'll be takng her body to Richter Memorial. I'll come back in the morning, meet them, go with her, see what's the next step. I'll take to you in the morning.
[now to Rick
... My brother.
Well, what did the doctor say?
That they, um... that they did what they could.
Oh, God, Elliot, I'm so sorry.
Written by Bob Montgomery
Performed by Dorothy Moore
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