Compare & Contrast. "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" & "Guess Who." (Old Movies are Making a Comeback)

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Old Movies are Making a Comeback.

Could you ever imagine falling in love with some who is different from you? However, your parents will not allow you to marry him/her. How would you feel? Nowadays many old time movies are coming back, in newer versions. For example, movies that were popular back in the 70's and 80's are now being redone with better special effects, and even sometimes the movies change their plot. In the movie Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, the plot sets us in a relationship where there is a couple that met in Hawaii, Joanna and her fiancé John Prentice, who fell in love with each other in a matter of no more than twenty minutes. On the other hand, in the movie Guess Who, the couple has been living together for over two years, Teresa and her fiancé Simon Green. The couple in the first movie is composed of the fiancé being an African American, while in the newer version of the movie "Guess Who", the fiancé is Caucasian.

In the movie "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", the couple visits Joanna's side of the family, and they get together for dinner intended for only one night, during this time the couple decides to explain the story to the parents. However, in the movie Guess Who, the fiancé, Simon Green, spends a couple of days in New Jersey at his father-in-law's house because of a 25 year anniversary reunion.

Another big difference between the movies "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", and "Guess Who" is that the parents of the fiancé, Mr. & Mrs. Apprentice, meet with Joanna's parents. On the contrary, in the movie "Guess Who" only the couple traveled to Joanna's parent's house.

Another big difference between the two movies is...