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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Film Summary & Analysis

Stanley Kramer
This Study Guide consists of approximately 21 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.
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Themes

Love Conquers All

Despite the gutsy move to make this film, the creators come across with a "Love Conquers All" theme that is overly optimistic. Although love can strengthen people and hold relationships together, surviving the hatred they would face will take more than love. They need family and friends to support them, as well as plans for dealing with the obstacles.

For anyone who has experienced the challenges of interracial relationships, this message is likely to seem weak and sugar-coated. However, at the time of its filming, this movie was making a major statement about American culture. However it is interpreted, the film does present a picture that love conquers all.

Family Sticks Together

Throughout the family problems posed in the film, one overarching message comes through loud and clear: family always sticks together. We first hear the message from Joanna, who is...

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