Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Film Summary & Analysis

Stanley Kramer
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Flowers

As Matt and Christina talk outside, she cuts flowers that could be seen to represent the love between Joanna and John and their happiness. As she cuts each flower, Matt continues to tell her that he is not sure how he feels about the situation. Just as Christina cuts the flowers, Matt may cut his daughter by saying no to her relationship with John.

Statue

In Matt's study, John finds a small bronze statue of Matt. Bronze is a very hard metal and represents the hardness of Matt's heart. Matt has been a powerful liberal for years, always fighting for the rights of others. However, when he is finally put to the test by Joanna's new relationship, John hardens his heart to all his previous beliefs.

Ice Cream

The ice cream scene is an especially important scene in the movie. Matt and Christina...

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