My husband and I watched this movie over the weekend. I struggle to watch racially-tense movies because I cannot grasp how people can think so hatefully and with such a closed mind. I cried pretty much from the part on the locksmith's lawn until the very end. It was amazing to see things come together. I felt so bad for that detective after what his mother said to him! Way to place major guilt!
Excellent movie. We weren't going to rent it because the box said very little about what the movie was about. I (and my husband, who was teary-eyed during the part at the locksmith's house, as well) am very glad we chose to rent it. Very thought provoking.
To those parents considering watching it with their children-
Go for it! Education is essential in raising an open minded child that refuses to judge on the basis of color or dress.