Kevin Costner is a Single Grandfather in First 'Black or White' Trailer
"You gotta be mad at me like you mean it." Kevin Costner hasn't exactly had the best luck with his choices in films lately. Three Days to Kill wasn't really a winner, Draft Day came and went without any buzz, and now there's Black and White. In this first trailer, the film seems like your average charming tale of a grandfather forced to take care of his granddaughter alone after her mother and grandmother (his wife) both pass away. But then there's the theme of racial tension that comes into play, and it just seems awkward. Maybe that's the point, but it feels forced and disingenuous. Octavia Spencer and Anthony Mackie also star in the film, and for some reason stand-up comedian Bill Burr shows up too. Watch it?
Here's the first trailer for Mike Binder's Black or White from Relativity Media:
Black or White is written and directed by Mike Binder (Reign Over Me, The Upside of Anger). Kevin Costner (Draft Day, Dances with Wolves) and Octavia Spencer (The Help, Snowpiercer) star in the story of a grandfather (Costner) who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter. When the little girl’s paternal grandmother (Spencer) seeks custody, a legal battle ensues that forces the families to confront their true feelings on race, forgiveness and understanding. Bill Bur, Gillian Jacobs, Anthony Mackie and more also star in the film which Relativity Media releases in theaters next year on January 30th, 2015
Bwomp. Look good, but ultimately forgettable. Inherently, there is no problem with actors making films like this, but when you are at Costner's level, seeing them make these kind of films hurts more than seeing them make Ben Kingsley-level shit shows.
DAVIDPD on Dec 3, 2014
Oh man could have been really good. But then it went into typical BS race territory. Hopefully Im wrong but not counting on it
ff on Dec 4, 2014
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