Green Book (2018)

"Inspired by a True Friendship"
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PG-13 2 hr 10 minOct 4th, 2018Comedy, Drama
Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans, forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line, relied on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.

'Green Book' Movie Review

Every time I see a movie like “Green Book,” I wonder how many more stories about overcoming racism Hollywood needs to tell. And then I glance at the news and realize it’s apparently a lesson that audiences keep needing to learn.

Directed by Peter Farrelly -- one half of the gentlemen responsible for “Dumb and Dumber" and “There’s Something About Mary") -- he indulges in the duo’s proclivity for road movies but otherwise restrains himself from turning the true story of a Jamaican classical pianist being driven through the 1960s Deep South by a foul-mouthed Italian bouncer into an unsuitably raunchy, lowest-common-denominator comedy. Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, as passenger and driver, respectively, form an occasionally discordant but ultimately satisfying pair as their characters’ real-life adventure offers a canny reversal of many of the tropes of movies about learning to see past skin color.

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Movie Details

Theatrical Release:November 21st, 2018 - Buy Tickets
On DVD & Blu-ray:March 12th, 2019 - Buy DVD
Original Language:English
Production Companies:Participant, DreamWorks Pictures, Cinetic Media
Movie Tags:lgbt, friendship, 1960s, racism