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.
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."
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.
Drugs / Tobacco /
A couple of scenes involve wine at dinner or toasting with champagne.