Black Coffee

2014 PG 1h 21m DVD

Black Coffee

2014 PG 1h 21m DVD
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After being canned from his job at his father's coffee company, Robert is devastated -- until his soul mate, Morgan, enters the picture. But their attraction soon gives rise to complications, beginning with Robert's gold-digging girlfriend, Mita.
Darrin Dewitt Henson, Christian Keyes, Lamman Rucker, Gabrielle Dennis, Erica Hubbard, Tiffany Hines, Brely Evans, Richard Gallion
Mark Harris
Widescreen 1.78:1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Black Coffee is a romantic comedy about dating and entrepreneurial ventures among African-American professionals and the issues that come with them. It has mild profanity ("ass" and multiple variations of the word) and some sexual suggestiveness but mostly focuses on what makes romantic relationships good or bad, workable or epic failures, as well as what it means to be a good man or woman as a professional and a lover. There are heavy themes about divorce, heartbreak, cheating, controlling behaviors, and the healing that takes place around these events, as well as a running narrative about trying to be successful and African-American. There's not much here for kids and nothing terribly interesting for teens, either.

Sexual Content

Lots of suggestion and innuendo, flirting, and romantic overtones. A couple wakes up in bed, presumably after sex. A man kisses a woman's hand as a flirtatious gesture. Much discussion of dating, cheating, and romance. A man flirts with women who buy his coffee. Long plot passages revolve around a man's effort to get a woman he likes to agree to go on a date with him and the "sparks" between them. A man jokes about hiding under a bed and watching the springs squeak above him.


Minor intensity when a man confronts another man about cheating with his girlfriend. Voices are raised, but no punches are thrown.


Casual profanity throughout, such as frequent use of "a--hole," "ass," "crazy ass," "damn," "tore-up ass," and "your ass."

Social Behavior

Black Coffee offers positive messages about entrepreneurial ventures and their importance in the African-American community and the importance of finding a soul mate or a good relationship with a person whose values match yours. It pushes the message that good things can come out of bad circumstances as well as messages about the importance of hard work, a strong work ethic, and high standards in how we treat people in romantic relationships.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

A couple of scenes involve wine at dinner or toasting with champagne.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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