Friday, May 8, 2015

Black or White Blu-ray Review...


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?


*Dances With Wolves, 1990: Directing, Best Picture (Jim Wilson and Kevin Costner, Producers)
**Supporting Actress, The Help, 2011


Special Features
Shades of Gray: The Making of Black or White
Kevin Costner Featurette (Blu-ray only)
Family First Featurette (Blu-ray only)
Theatrical Trailer
Digital HD (Blu-ray only)


Black Or White Blu-ray
Street Date:May 5, 2015
Prebook Date:April 1, 2015
Screen Format:Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio:English DTS-HD MA 5.1
Subtitles:English SDH, Spanish
U.S. Rating:PG-13
Total Run Time:121 minutes
Closed Captioned:Yes


Black Or White DVD
Street Date:May 5, 2015
Prebook Date:April 1, 2015
Screen Format:Widescreen 2.40:1
Audio:English DD 5.1
Subtitles:English SDH, Spanish
U.S. Rating:PG-13
Total Run Time:121 minutes
Closed Captioned:Yes

Our Review:

We really enjoyed this movie! Kevin Costner does a great job playing Elliot. A man that is trying to keep custody of his granddaughter after his wife dies. The other grandma is trying to get custody of the girl. They try to make Elliot out to be a racist alcoholic. He is far from a racist since his grand daughter Eloise is black and he's fighting to keep her. Ever since his wife died, he started drinking a lot. All of his loved ones are telling him he is drinking too much. I liked when the math tutor helps him to learn a new language. They decided this would be a great distraction. So Elliot decides it's time to stop drinking and he takes up french.

I felt bad when Reggie (Eloise's dad) comes back in the picture just to ask for money from Elliot who gives him $25,000 to get cleaned up. Reggie takes the money but still is involved in drugs. He breaks his little girls heart when he is suppose to come over for dinner and never shows up. I loved seeing how much Eloise loves her grandpa and wants to stay with him. Everything works out in the end and Elliot gets to keep custody. 

The Blu-ray has a bonus feature called Shades of Gray: The Making of Black or White that I really enjoyed watching also. 

With Mother's Day coming up, this would make a perfect gift for that special mom in your life!

Disclaimer: *I do not receive any money for my posts. I do however receive the review products at no charge to evaluate and express my opinion.*