FILM TITLE: BLACK OR WHITE
GENRE:
CONSUMER ADVICE: 10-12PG D L V
DISTRIBUTOR: STER KINEKOR PICTURES
DIRECTOR: MIKE BINDER
MAIN CAST: KEVIN COSTNER
OCTAVIA SPENCER
LANGUAGE: MILD MODERATE , FAIRLY FREQUENT
NUDITY: NONE
PREJUDICE: LOW IMPACT , INFREQUENT ,JUSTIFIED BY CONTEXT CLEARLY DISAPPROVED OF CONTEXTUALLY
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: MILD IMPACT , REALISTIC , INFREQUENT WITH BLOODLETTING
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: BLACK OR WHITE IS DRAMA THAT TELLS THE STORY OF A GRIEVING WIDOWER AND GRANDFATHER WHO IS DRAWN INTO A CUSTODY BATTLE OVER HIS GRANDDAUGHTER WHOM HE HELPED RAISE HER ENTIRE LIFE. THE FILM EXPLORES COMPLEX AND MATURE THEMES OF DEATH AND COMING TO TERMS WITH IT. RESPONSIBILITY AND CUSTODY BATTLE BETWEEN TWO FAMILIES WITH THE BEST INTENTIONS AT HEART , BOTH FAMILIES FIGHT FOR WHAT THEY FEEL IS RIGHT AND ARE FORCED TO CONFRONT THEIR TRUE FEELINGS ABOUT RACE ,FORGIVENESS AND UNDERSTANDING ,SUBSTANCE ABUSE WHICH IS DISAPPROVED OF , FAMILY LOYALTY , TAKING CARE OF FAMILY , HAPPINESS AND TOGETHERNESS. BASED ON TRUE EVENTS , THE THEMES ARE TREATED IN A SUBTLE AND SENSITIVE MANNER ADDRESSING ISSUES OF RACIAL TENSIONS BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES OF THE FAMILY WITH A STRONG POSITIVE MESSAGE ABOUT HOW THE ISSUE IS NOT ABOUT BLACK AND WHITE,BUT RIGHT AND WRONG . THE FILM MAY BE OF A PARTICULAR ENTERTAINMENT AND EDUCATIONAL VALUE FOR CHILDREN 10 YEARS AND OLDER AS LONG AS THE CHILD IS ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT TO PROVIDE A REASSURING COUNTER BALANCE TO ANY POTENTIALLY DISTRESSING OR UPSETTING SCENES. THEMES MAY BE TREATED IN A WAY THAT COULD BE DISTURBING AND UPSETTING TO THE SENSE OF SECURITY AND WELL BEING EVEN TO ACCOMPANIED CHILDREN UNDER 10 YEARS.