USA | 2018 | 130mins | rating
- Directed by Peter Farrelly (‘Dumb and Dumber’, ‘There’s Something About Mary’, ‘Shallow Hal’)
- Starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Don Stark, Sebastian Maniscalco, Tom Virtue, Brian Stepanek, Joe Cortese
- Written by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly
- Comedy, Drama
Road comedy-drama with Viggo Mortensen as an Italian-American bouncer from the Bronx hired to drive a world-class concert pianist (Moonlight’s Oscar-winning Mahershala Ali) on a tour across the 1960s American South.
Confronted with racism and danger along the way, they must set aside their differences while relying on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans.
Thanks to the dream team of Mortensen and Ali, both giving Oscar caliber performances, audiences will be rightly cheering this hilarious and heartfelt true story of a black musician and his racist driver on a 1960’s tour of the Deep South.
There’s something so deeply right about this movie, so true to the time depicted and so welcome in this moment; so light in its touch, so properly respectful of its characters, and so big in its spirit that the movie acquires a glow.
San Francisco Chronicle