I simply adore classic movies, and the other night 'Guess Who's Coming to Dinner' showed up in a list of recommended titles I might enjoy. Though I'd seen it before many years ago, I decided to hit play and see if it was intriguing enough to watch again.
Within minutes the answer was yes. First of all, any movie set in from San Francisco has my interest, as I loved living in that city for several years and enjoy the opportunity to visit some of my favorite streets. Second, talk about a wonderful cast and a favorite character just had to be the priest who has some memorable and insightful lines. And as a side treat, there is a good collection of retro fashion and a glimpse into another era of interior design. Finally, while perhaps this material of racial relationships is dated...is it, completely?
And something I missed from the first viewing, many of the conversations explore what hopes and expectations each set of parents have for their children; some poignant and timeless stuff there! So, upon this second viewing, thumbs up from me.