Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Released 1967

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Director:
Stanley Kramer
Released:
1967
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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.

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    Comedy, Drama

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    Romantic Comedy, Family Comedies