Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Follow
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Released 1967

USER EDITOR

No Editor

User Score: 0

N/A
out of 10
User Rating
0 votes

SHOW REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Write A Review

Movie Summary

Director:
Stanley Kramer
Released:
1967
Rating:
Not Available

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is a 1967 drama about a white woman who causes controversy when she brings her African-American fiance'' home to meet her parents. While in Hawaii, Joanna Drayton (Katharine Houghton) meets the dashing Dr. John Prentice (Sidney Poitier). The two quickly become engaged, and Joanna decides to bring John home to meet her parents. While outwardly liberal, Joanna's parents, Christina (Katharine Hepburn) and Matt (Spencer Tracy), are surprised by their daughter's new paramour. Though Matt's friend, Monsignor Ryan (Cecil Kellaway), approves of the relationship, Matt and Christina are more concerned. At the same time, John invites his parents to come up and meet Joanna, too. They share the same concerns as Joanna's parents. As Joanna and John try to convince their respective parents that their marriage is a positive thing, they must endure constant pressure that lead them to wonder whether they truly should get married in a world that still distrusts interracial marriage.

Trailer

Metacritic Score

  • 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    It would be easy to tear the plot to shreds and catch Kramer in the act of copping out. But why? On its own terms, this film is a joy to see, an evening of superb entertainment.

  • 100

    Variety

    Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is an outstanding Stanley Kramer production, superior in almost every imaginable way, which examines its subject matter with perception, depth, insight...

  • 40

    Time Out London Geoff Andrew

    A wishy-washy, sanctimonious plea for tolerance, directed with Kramer's customary verbosity and stodginess.

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

More Info About This Movie

Categories

Comedy, Drama

Themes

Romantic Comedy, Family Comedies