6.1/10
23,050
91 user 133 critic

Dear White People (2014)

Trailer
2:32 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video

The lives of four black students at an Ivy League college.

Director:

Justin Simien

Writer:

Justin Simien (screenplay)
14 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tyler James Williams ... Lionel Higgins
Tessa Thompson ... Samantha White
Kyle Gallner ... Kurt Fletcher
Teyonah Parris ... Colandrea 'Coco' Conners
Brandon P Bell ... Troy Fairbanks
Brittany Curran ... Sofia Fletcher
Justin Dobies ... Gabe
Marque Richardson ... Reggie
Malcolm Barrett ... Helmut West
Dennis Haysbert ... Dean Fairbanks
Peter Syvertsen ... President Fletcher
Brandon Alter ... George
Kate Gaulke ... Annie (as Katie Gaulke)
Brian James Brian James ... Martin
Keith Myers ... Mitch
Edit

Storyline

A social satire that follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where controversy breaks out over a popular but offensive black-face party thrown by white students. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in acutely-not-post-racial America while weaving a universal story of forging one's unique path in the world. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A satire about being a black face in a white place

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2014 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Cara Gente Branca See more »

Filming Locations:

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$347,959, 17 October 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,404,154, 25 January 2015
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Sofia derisively tells Coco that she knows to ask whether or not Coco's hair is "weaved" because she had to watch Chris Rock's 2009 documentary Good Hair (2009) for a class. When Dear White People was released on DVD, the first trailer that appeared in front of the movie was for Good Hair. See more »

Goofs

When Sam is in the dining hall and chastises Kurt for eating in their dining hall - just before she stands up; she closes her Macbook twice. See more »

Quotes

Mitch: You wanna know why they used to call me "Black Mitch"?
Colandrea 'Coco' Conners: Nobody called you that.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits include photographs of the real-life blackface (and brownface) college parties that inspired the film's climax. See more »

Connections

References Star Trek (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Emmanuel
Performed by Basecamp
Written by Aaron Miller, Aaron C. Harmon, Benjamin Graham, and Jordan Reyes
Courtesy of Basecamp
By arrangement with Hidden Track Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the Worst Movies Ever
11 September 2015 | by deadpresidents4See all my reviews

I didn't even finish the movie.

I thought I would give it a chance. I wish I never watched 1 hour of this movie.

First off, it is not funny whatsoever. The dialogue is horrendous, it's really just reference after reference - Exposition after Exposition. The characters are flat. The plot is silly.

The main character is just straight up confusing and unlikeable.

Also, this movie is very racist...against Black people. If a White person would've made this movie, it would have been up there with Birth of a Nation.

Who hyped this movie and thought it was good? It's bad. Very bad. Nothing about this movie is smart, nothing about this movie is funny, nothing about this movie is political and nothing about this movie is Black besides the person who made it and the characters in it.


136 of 203 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 91 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed