Green Book

Green BookGreen Book

Inspired by a True Friendship

20182 h 10 min

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.

Title Green Book
Director Peter Farrelly
Release Date 16 November 2018
Runtime 2 h 10 min
Budget $23,000,000
Movie Media
Movie Status
Movie Rating Excellent
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My opinion : Green Book stands out and does what most films fail, which is to animate a terrifically written story about two men living in completely different worlds yet doesn’t stop them from a friendship. Both characters are performed superbly by the actors, and the captivatingly intricate attention to detail for when the story takes place is fascinating. Through the ride across america, we see both of our protagonists evolve steadily in their friendship, and it is clear they both have lived very different lives. At the end of the day this is a very unique and interesting exploration of racism and the divided classes in western society from the past and we can’t help but empathize with both characters. Does the film deserve a nomination? Maybe, I don’t know, but is it a damn well written film fueled by powerful performances, pristinely well lit/shot cinematography and exceptionally well directed? Yes. I don’t really have any flaws with the film except that the ending does tend to get cheesy and cliched. 8.6/10