Black Or White
Oscar® winners Kevin Costner* and Octavia Spencer** co-star in this touching comedy-drama based on real events. When two grandparents, Elliott (Costner) and Rowena (Spencer), engage in a heated custody dispute over their beloved granddaughter, the ensuing legal battle forces them to confront their true feelings on race and forgiveness. Can people from two seemingly different worlds find common ground when nothing is as simple as black or white?
This is a great family movie that touches on issues of racism, but also teaches us that we can overcome them. Kevin Costner stars as a grandfather who has lost almost everyone he loves. He's left to raise his granddaughter after his daughter dies in childbirth and his wife is killed in a car accident. He's a businessman and struggles with some of the responsibilities of a single parent, but he loves his granddaughter and isn't ready to let her go when the paternal grandmother shows up and tries to get custody of the little girl. A battle ensues and the child is stuck in the middle. Both sides of the family have to learn to overcome their differences for the sake of the child.
This was a great movie packed with a lot of emotion. Both Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer did an amazing job. You feel for both of them, and long for them to find a way to work things out. Even though the plot was predictable, I still loved watching this film, and would definitely come back to watch it again. It has a great message and is a very touching movie.