Sometimes, Nothing is Black and White
Kevin Costner fans unite. My man has turned in yet another A+ performance, and it doesn’t hurt that he’s surrounded by an appropriate cast of Hollywood all-stars. Costner and Octavia Spencer combat and combine in this gut wrenching drama between a traditional, white male from the suburbs and a dominant, black female from the hood with their doting, darling, angelic granddaughter caught in between. In the middle of this dynamic, dysfunctional and sometimes distasteful family mess is the darling child actress Jillian Estell who wins you over from the gun.
BLACK OR WHITE is the story of a grandfather who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter. When her paternal grandmother seeks custody with the help of her brother (Anthony Mackie), the little girl is torn between two families who love her deeply and will fight for her desperately. With the best intentions at heart, both families fight for what they feel is right and are soon forced to confront their true feelings about race, forgiveness, and understanding. Anchored by an all-star cast and based on real events, the movie is a look at two seemingly different worlds, in which nothing is as simple as black or white.
So watch this film, which is based on a true story, because sometimes things don’t turn out the way we think they will. And sometimes (or most times) we need to step back and let the truth speak for itself. And sometimes, in some things, you may think you’re right, but you could be wrong, because sometimes, nothing is black and white.