Green Book Review

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Green Book Review

Hadley Redmond, Co-Editor; Board Member

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*WARNING THERE MIGHT BE SPOILERS* 

In 1962, world-class African-American pianist Dr. Don Shirley is about to go on a concert tour through the south. In need of a driver, Dr. Shirley seeks out the tough-talking bouncer, Tony Lip, to accompany him during his tour. Through their differences, these two men form an unlikely friendship and create a long-lasting bond that will help them endeavor through the hardships in the heavily segregated states of the south.

Green Book received an 8.3/10 on IMBd, a 78% on Rotten Tomatoes, and a 69% on Metacritic. Not only did the movie receive positive ratings, but also positive feedback, as the following shows;

“Green Book is engaging, funny, moving and even inspiring. It reminds us that race relations are never just black and white”-Paul Asay Plugged In

“A supremely likable film. Its message might seem obvious and its template overcooked, but it boasts a warm heart, with two astoundingly good lead performances to guide it home”- John Nugent Empire

All in all, I believe that this movie should have received a 9/10. Like the review explains above, the moving plot helped express the importance of acceptance and friendship during hard times. I believe that Mahershal Ali and Viggo Mortensen were the perfect choices to play Dr. Don Shirley and Tony Lip. They both did a great job portraying the two characters, which made the movie even more enjoyable to watch. I hope that you will have a chance to watch this movie and will enjoy it as much as I did.