Dear White People

Dear White People

Blu-ray Disc - 2015
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A sharp and funny comedy about a group of African-American students as they navigate campus life and racial boundaries at a predominately white college. A sly, provocative satire about being a black face in a white place.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, California] : Lions Gate, [2015]
Branch Call Number: BLURAY DEAR 1DISC
Characteristics: video file,Blu-Ray
digital,optical,surround,5.1 DTS-HD MA
1 videodisc (100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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TheSandoz
Oct 05, 2017

This film wants to be witty, insightful and strong social commentary. It isn't...

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BlueSparkleEyes
Sep 05, 2017

It's not a great movie but I think that it could be a good idea to watch it anyway. It's good to see life from another person's perspective and understand the challenges they face.

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VonHafenstaaad
May 26, 2017

I tried to get into it . . .the characters are lame, there is no story, It seems like a well funded government high school film project - I give this 0 stars.

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Calvacade
Jan 23, 2017

Terrible! This movie is racist propaganda. Avoid like the plague.

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Gizmo_Joe
Jan 23, 2017

Terrible- didactic and unfunny- with soap opera level relationship moments thrown in hither and thither-think sub par Spike Lee at his worst. How on earth did this movie ever receive funding to get made in the first place? Not worth watching at all- notice all of the ideologues commenting favorably on this terrible movie? Unbelievable.

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Cgoodman35
Nov 01, 2016

one of the most racist movies I have watched in a long time. the jokes in the movie were not funny and very rude.

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A_Falkov
Mar 14, 2016

Whether you like this film or not should be a matter of taste, yet for some it could be a matter of politic. Whatever your position, some folks screaming ideologue is like the pot calling the kettle ---- aahhhh!!!

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gypsytwilight
Mar 07, 2016

This film reminds me of the saying, "Even a broken clock is right twice a day."

The one unquestionably good aspect of this film is that everyone of the characters were flawed. The film recognized that the issues it was dealing with were complex and every person falls short of whatever ideal we should be striving for on occasion even if we could agree what that ideal was. The film didn't shy away from that by pretending these were simple issues and that the problems were just a result of moral failings by one group of individuals or another.

Outside of that it was pretty chaotically hit and miss. I mean there just wasn't any consistency to the quality of any aspect of this film what so ever. For example while some characters had just the right amount of flaws to be genuine and authentic (as previously mentioned) others were basically walking caricatures. This scenario applied to pretty much every aspect that you could judge a movie by it was occasionally amazing and occasionally terrible. It's unique in the sense that most movies tend to do a few things well and a few things poorly this movie did everything well and poorly simultaneously.

TL;DR: I would recommend this movie for everyone to watch because of it's numerous strengths, while simultaneously cautioning them not to get their hopes up because of its weaknesses.

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harris497
Feb 13, 2016

It's worth watching because the subject matter is all still true. I see it everyday.

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elSev3n
Dec 11, 2015

Dramatic. Some truth, some humor. I thought it would be alot better.

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elSev3n
Dec 11, 2015

George: I could eat you like a Hershey's

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elSev3n
Dec 11, 2015

Sam White: Dear white people, please stop touching my hair. Does this look like a petting zoo to you?

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jimg2000
Jun 10, 2015

Tons of good quotes in IMDb:

Sam White: Dear white people, the minimum requirement of black friends needed to not seem racist has just been raised to two. Sorry, but your weed man, Tyrone, does not count.

Sam White: Dear white people, this just in: Dating a black person to piss off your parents is a form of racism.

Dean Fairbanks: Your show is racist.
Sam White: Black people can't be racist. Prejudice, yes, but not racist. Racism describes a system of disadvantage based on race. Black people can't be racist since we don't stand to benefit from such a system.

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