Black or White

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Mike Binder
Production: Relativity Media
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
121 min

Uh, meantime, we have some

good food here for you both to eat.

Yeah, I was calling about

a memorial service and a burial.

Um... I had spoken to Father Mackley.

He suggested I give you a call.

I'm gonna make some dishes for you,

Elliott, some pre-cooked things

for you two to nibble on.


Uh, do you need to call her grandmother?

Reggie's mother?

What does she call her, "Wee Wee"?

- Grandma Wee Wee?

- Yeah.

Why would I call her, Rick?

I mean, really,

why would I call any of them?

We're not related. All right?

Carol wasn't related to them.

Guess if I was gonna... call anybody,

it'd be that piece of shit son of hers

that nobody's seen or heard from

in three years.

Believe me, the last person I need

swarming around me right now

is Grandma Wee Wee.

Bad enough I have... you two.


You didn't have to do this, you know.

I could've...

- I could've come on my own.

- Oh, come on.

- We want to be with you right now.

- What a pretty school.

I heard it's like one of the best ever.

- Tell me your name again?

- Fay.

That's right.

You're right, Fay.

Hey, there she is.

Hey, are you sure you're up for this?

Why don't I just grab her,

we'll take her back to the house,

- tell her later when you're...

- I'm fine. Relax, Rick.


That ain't gonna help.

Papa, Andi Jacobson wants me to come

over and scrapbook at her house today.

You want to do that?

Go scrapbook over at

Andi Jack... ogym... Johnson's house?

No. But I told her I'd ask you.

Well, you did. You asked and I said no.

Thank you.

Let's go over here for a minute, Eloise.

Talk with you about something.

We had a bad night last night,

Eloise, you and I.

Grandma Carol was killed in a accident.

A car accident.

A man hit her and...

...and she and he and several others,

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Mike Binder

Mike Binder (born June 2, 1958) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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