Green Book

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Oscar, Golden Globe Best film, Best screenplay
Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA Best supporting actor:
Mahershala Ali
Nominated Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA Best actor:
Viggo Mortensen

A great study in human evolution. How you can watch and learn. Preconceived notions can change. That doesn’t mean that everything is hunky-dory at the end and we all have a great group hug. Some people don’t want to watch, some people don’t want to learn. Impressive work by the two leads. A much earned award nomination for Viggo. Was a tough race.

The great success of Green Book lies in its modesty, and the straightforward way it recognizes seismic change in the incremental turning of a human heart.
Washington Post

It’s one thing to depict racial inequality by presenting facts, but it’s truly a moving experience when it’s told in such a personal level and see how hearts are being transformed by personal relationships.
FlixChatter

When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley, a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on The Green Book to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger-as well as unexpected humanity and humour, they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

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This is the solo film from Peter Farrelly – known for incredibly rude and crude comedies eg. Dumb and Dumber and There’s Something About Mary he directed with his brother Bobby. He is now a grown up succeeding in making subtle films, with a message. This is the side B to the Driving Miss Daisy record, based on the real-life friendship between Tony Lip, a blue-collar Italian American, and Dr Don Shirley, the cultured African American concert pianist whom Tony is hired to drive on a tour of the still segregated deep south. Yes, the Green Book existed.

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USA 2018, 129 min, rated M (offensive language)
Directed by Peter Farrelly
Starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Tony Lip & Don Stark

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