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GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
SUBJECTS — U.S./1945 - 1991 & Diversity;
SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Families in Crisis;
MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Respect.
Age: 10+; Not Rated; Comedy; 1967; 108 minutes; Color.
Set in the 1960s, this movie tells of a dinner party given by a bride's parents to meet her fiancé (a doctor, no less) and his parents. The bride's white parents are astonished to find that the groom is black and the groom's parents are none too happy when they discover that the bride is a white girl.
This comedy explores interracial marriage, a subject still controversial among some people.
The TeachWithMovies.com Learning Guide to Guess Who's Coming to Dinner provides background information and discussion questions to help parents and teachers explore the issues raised by this film.
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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is a hilarious take on interracial marriage. What would happen if a child in your family brought home someone of a different race or ethnic background?
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What are the necessary components for a lasting marriage? In light of your answer, how long do you think the marriage described in this film would have lasted?
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