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BLACK OR WHITE (2014) – My rating: 8.5/10

BlackOrWhiteBlack or White is a very well written movie about a mixed race child who suddenly loses her Caucasian grandmother to a car accident.  The child, Eloise Anderson (Jillian Estell) also lost her mother, who is also Causasian, when she died during child birth.  Since she has always lived with her grandparents, Eloise continued to live with her grandfather, Elliot Anderson (Kevin Costner), who is a lawyer but has a very bad drinking problem.  Eloise’s father Reggie Davis (André Holland) is Black and a former drug abuser who continues to dibble and dabble in Crack Cocaine.  Reggie has no connection or contact with his daughter but is trying to get clean.  He’s has no money but claims to have a job.  His character appears to be weak and low in self esteem.  In the meanwhile, Reggie’s mother, Rowena Jeffers (Octavia Spencer) also known as Aunt Wee Wee decides to file for custody of Eloise and uses her brother, Jeremiah Jeffers (Anthony Mackie), who is a lawyer and has several degrees, to represent her.  A lot of interaction ensues between the 2 families.  Black or White is deep and sends some profound messages.  I believe there is more than entertainment delivered in this film.  Everyone could benefit from seeing it.  I don’t think it will be long before Black or White is released to DVD.  Overall, I liked the movie and recommend it to all.  Check it out.