What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this film deals with a couple that approaches their parents with their impending (and hotly contested) marriage. The main conflict revolves around disagreements between parents and their children about interracial marriage and the generation gap in general.
- Families can talk about parent-child relationships and issues of tolerance. Do the problems facing our romantic partners still face people today? While pushing the envelope for the period, how might this film present an overly rosy version of racial unrest? What different perspectives do the various characters bring with regard to the issue of interracial marriage? The complex parental relationships also present fodder for productive conversation.