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Dear White People -- 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.
Dear White People -- The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college converge after controversy breaks out due to the ill-conceived theme of the campus humor magazine's annual Halloween party.
Dear White People -- A group of African American students navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college.
Dear White People -- The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college converge after controversy breaks out due to the ill-conceived theme of the campus humor magazine's annual Halloween party.
Dear White People -- The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college converge after controversy breaks out due to the ill-conceived theme of the campus humor magazine's annual Halloween party.

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Justin Simien (screenplay)
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Release Date:
4 December 2014 (Brazil) See more »
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A satire about being a black face in a white place
Plot:
The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
14 wins & 25 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Snarky, witty film that's about more than just race See more (77 total) »

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Rated R for language, sexual content and drug use
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108 min
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Australia:M | Canada:14A (British Columbia) | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:15 (2015) | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #49165)
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The invitation for the party as shown in the trailer is almost verbatim the invitation for a real life party that occurred at the University of California, San Diego, on February 10th, 2010. The synopsis and film take many cues from the UCSD "Compton Cookout," an event run by one African American but attended by UCSD's predominately white and Asian student body. The event itself went fine, but news about it prompted a massive uproar on campus.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The flame on the candle in Sam's room on Halloween night is static, revealing that it is fake.See more »
Quotes:
Dean Fairbanks:Your show is racist.
Sam White:Black people can't be racist. Prejudice, yes, but not racist. Racism describes a system of disadvantage based on race. Black people can't be racist since we don't stand to benefit from such a system.
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References Gremlins (1984)See more »
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Linger AwhileSee more »

128 out of 218 people found the following review useful.
Snarky, witty film that's about more than just race, 24 July 2014
Author: kimaj9 from United States

Dear White People is a quick-witted film with a provocative title. For those who have not seen the full film, there is definitely more to it than what's revealed in the trailer. Initially focusing on race, the film goes deeper into the unexpected and unique aspects of each character, uncovering more than what's just skin deep and taking a look at identity. It's a very interesting movie about self acceptance in a world where issues around race, sexual orientation, and general stereotyping still exist. This film is much more than a black film about race issues in America. I highly recommend it for folks who are interested in a bold film with great dialogue and archetypal characters turned multidimensional.

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