Dear White People

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  100 min.
Release Date: November 7, 2014 - Toronto - November 7, 2014 - Toronto
November 28 - Vancouver

DVD: February 10, 2015

Current rating: Rating: 2.86
based on 28 votes and 11 reviews
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Cast: Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Brandon P. Bell, Teyonah Parris


Declared as a satire for the Obama generation, the film follows the fallout of four black students after white students at an Ivy League college throw an "African American" themed party. Student activist Samantha White (Tessa Thompson) makes waves when she creates a show called “Dear White People,” and runs for president of all-black residential hall Parker-Armstrong.

Meanwhile, Lionel Higgins (Tyler James Williams), who knows very little about black culture despite being black, finds himself in a difficult situation when he's put in charge of covering the racial controversy for the newspaper of the otherwise all-white school.

Director: Justin Simien
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Effie Brown, Ann Le, Julia Lebedev, Angel Lopez, Justin Simien, Lena Waithe
Screenplay: Justin Simien
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  • 1 star "I am so sick of this reverse racism garbage. Go away as this stuff is old and tired. Signed....."people""
  • 3 stars "This movie although not as thought provoking as it could be and was very watered down about ignorance and racism in collegiate schools in America. Sorry to tell you this but there are a lot of fraternities in the States that are based on white privilege and it's not as pretty as they make this out to be. A lot of campuses do an excellent job of excluding many minorities not only in their frats, but in campus and student body activities. To say this is a racist movie you must not have any clue what white people pervasively do on a daily basis that stereotypes blacks, gays, latinos, etc. This movie showcases many examples and tries (not very well) to explain and educate. It may not be the best"
  • 4 stars "very entertaining and interesting film"