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Dear White People (2014)

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A satire that follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular African American-themed party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in post-racial America while weaving a universal story of forging one's unique path in the world.



I saw this movie over the weekend and there's so much I want to say about this movie, so much I want to discuss. I cant describe how this movie has truly effected me... It was an experience. This movie is now, this movie is us, this movie needs to be seen. Its intense, confrontational, and relentless, while also being sincere, sweet, and earnest. This movie is important and its something that truly hit me as someone who questions who I am on a regular basis. The performances were great, every performance was great, this movie felt like a true ensemble piece. It could get a few minutes trimmed off but overall this movie was excellent.

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I got to see this movie in Little Rock, AK of all places. I say that because I didn't expect to b/c I thought Little Rock was about the size of the town where I live in OK and we only get big movies and hardly any that could be described as "urban" until like months after they've come out. Anyway, I'm glad I checked out the local movie theaters.

I liked this movie a lot. Having gone to a predominately white university (it's not considered Ivy League but it might as well be), I could relate to a lot in the movie. The writing was great as well as the acting. I loved the kid that played Chris on Everybody Hates Chris. (I'm blanking on a lot of the names of the characters and actors as it's been like almost 3 months since I've seen the movie.) I really enjoyed his SL and appreciated it since those kinds of SLs aren’t seen in a lot of movies unless it is a movie about LGBT issues in my experience. Since it's been so long, I can't remember the other stuff I appreciated about the movie.

I do remember thinking the reality TV SL should've been dropped because it doesn't fit the story. There should've been more exploration of the relationship between the reality TV wannabe star and the dean's son. I felt like his drug use was a SL that went nowhere. I can only think the purpose was to show he's not perfect and he's under pressure.

JayInChicago, I think the dean sent out the invite. That's what I remember thinking when the movie ended. Is Reggie the one that kissed Sam and she thought they were just friends? If so, I think he rigged the election.

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I rented this from Redbox this weekend, for no specific reason. Turns out the storyline was very topical considering the OU fraternity situation going on in the news. 


I assumed that Reggie rigged the election and Sam herself sent out the invite. I wanted to know more about Coco. Couldn't tell if she was a villain or not. 

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