Green Book

Release Date: November 16th, 2018

DVD Release Date: March 12th, 2019

PG-13 |2 hr 10 min

Plot Summary

Dr. Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist who's about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.

Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco, Dimiter D. Marinov, Mike Hatton, P.J. Byrne, Joe Cortese

Director: Peter Farrelly

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Charles B. Wessler Entertainment, Innisfree Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Creative, Moving, Bar, Emotional, 2010s, Touching, Transformation, Car, Quest, Amusing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Distinctive and amusing turns by Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali make Peter Farrelly’s first solo feature outing a lively and likable diversion. show more

  • 60
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Green Book is a thoroughly predictable and conventional true-life drama, but at least Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali make for decent company along the road. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Green Book warms the heart, then numbs the mind. It’s a broad-brush lesson in racism, a sermon on the power of empathy, a user’s guide to tolerance packaged as a mismatched-buddies comedy. show more

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Awards

Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2019)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Winner Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Winner Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Best Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2019)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Best Picture
Nominated Film Editing