Green Book is an uplifting true story of an odd-defying friendship that demands to be told on the big screen. With strong performances from Mahershala Ali (following his Oscar-winning turn in Moonlight) and Viggo Mortensen (A History of Violence, Captain Fantastic), Green Book succeeds in making its crucial subject of racial division in the 1960s America into a smart, affecting and also charming film.
Set in 1962, the film follows Italian-American Tony Lip (Mortensen), who is hired to chauffeur African-American pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Ali) on a concert tour through the Deep South. Don is ware of the troubles that he might face in different locations due to the colour of his skin and requires someone to act as both staff and protector. Tony isn’t an obvious choice as his views on race are problematic to say the least but he carries the required muscle and the unlikely pair embark on a road trip that’s bound to change both of their lives.
Running Time: 2hrs 10mins
BBFC Advice: 12A
Director(s): Peter Farrelly
Country of Origin: USA
Year of release: 2018
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