“Black or White” movie quotes tell the story of one granddaughter in the middle of a custody battle between her white maternal grandfather and black paternal grandmother. The drama film was written and directed by Mike Binder. After premiering at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, “Black or White” opened in theaters on January 30, 2015.
In “Black or White,” Eloise (Jillian Estell) is a biracial little girl who, after her mother’s death during childbirth, was raised by her white maternal grandparents (Kevin Costner and Jennifer Ehle). But after her maternal grandmother dies in a car accident, maternal grandfather Elliot is left with Eloise all alone.
So when paternal grandmother Rowena (Octavia Spencer) hears of the news, she pushes for custody of Eloise, much to the displeasure of Elliot. Rowena feels that Eloise needs to spend more time with her side of the family and Eloise’s father Reggie (Andre Holland), who has a drug problem. The matter ends up in court where the issue turns into one about race, family and love.“Black or White” joins the early 2015 movie season which already includes films such as ”Mortdecai,” ”The Boy Next Door,” ”Black Sea,” ”Strange Magic,” ”Still Alice,” ”The Wedding Ringer,” ”Blackhat,” ”Taken 3,” ”Predestination,” ”A Most Violent Year,” ”The Interview,” ”Unbroken,” ”American Sniper,” ”Into the Woods,” ”Big Eyes,” ”The Gambler,” ”The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” and ”Annie.”
This is About Eloise
Rowena: “You just want her away from us, the black people.”
Elliot: “I’ve lost everything. I can’t lose her too. This isn’t about black and white. This is about Eloise.”
Now Her Grandmother's Gone Too
Elliot: “This is Eloise. She’s my granddaughter. My wife and I raised her after my daughter died. Then life threw us a curve and now her grandmother’s gone too, the love of my life.”Elliot explains his current situation and the overall plot of the film. He and his wife were raising their granddaughter after their daughter died. Now that his wife has died too, he and Eloise are left all alone, or so he thinks.
You Really Plan on Raising Her All By Yourself?
Attorney: “You really plan on raising her all by yourself? Do you need to call her other grandmother?”
Elliot: “Grandma WeeWee?”
Elliot: “The last person I need around me right now is Grandma WeeWee.”
This is Everyday?
Elliot: “Toothpaste, toothbrush, in your mouth now… What?”
Eloise: “Louder, you’ve gotta be mad at me like you mean it.”
Elliot: “Eloise, you brush those teeth! Don’t make me come in there and have to say it twice.”
Elliot: “What are you doing?”
Eloise: “I’m going to make pancakes. Set the table please.”
Elliot: [combing Eloise’s hair] “This is everyday?”
Eloise: “It needs a bow. You tied it like a shoelace.”