Green Book

Green Book

DVD - 2019
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When Tony Lip, a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood 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 humor, they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. Inspired by a true friendship.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2019]
Branch Call Number: 7.914 Gr
Description: 1 videodisc (130 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; thematic content, language including racial epithets, smoking, some violence and suggestive material
Alternative Title: Greenbook


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Winner: Best Picture, Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali; Orginal Screenplay

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Mar 26, 2019

Don't care about any awards. This movie is very good. The fact it is based on a true story (be sure to watch the credits) is a sad truth about American life in 1962 ....... and still today.
Great acting, great writing and truly a great story.

Mar 25, 2019

Overall, a very charming movie. Good acting and feel-good story that is based on true events. Not sure if it's worth best picture award, but still very worth seeing.

Mar 23, 2019

Perfect, as good as an American film gets, a film that you don't mind to watch again soon because it is LOL funny, moist-eyes touching and based on a real friendship of two winsome characters. Don't miss it.

Note: Nominated for 5 awards at the 2019 Oscars, winning 3 for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali. Viggo Mortensen was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role but lost to Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody.

JCLIanH Mar 22, 2019

Not so bad if you strip away all the baggage that this one picked up during its run. Though it offers a fairly on-the-nose and simplistic take on race relations in America, the core story between Dr. Don Shirley and Tony Lip is what makes this movie run. Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen running an Odd Couple angle for two hours? Fuggedaboutit. I'll watch that all day long.

Mar 21, 2019

Worthy of the Oscar it won.

Groszerita Mar 17, 2019

Wonderful movie! I loved the relationship between Don Shirley and Don Lip! They were both amazing characters!

Mar 14, 2019

OMG, this was such a gooooood MOVIE ! I really loved it, great acting and such a really nice story.
I think anyone would really enjoy this movie for sure. I watch a ton of movies, at least one movie a night and
this one was by far, one of the BEST ones I have seen in some time.

Mar 14, 2019

Totally loved this movie!

This is a modern day classic. Actors, acting abilities, and story were all perfect. Highly recommended. You are not going to watch anything better than this.

Feb 10, 2019

The movie is based on true stories. Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr.’s performance is so good and various from his another performances. He made his character so real but so representative. There are no dramatic scenes in the film but it surprises audiences everywhere by its details, sensitive, realistic and in a way to tell the story by heart and by a profound presentation. It leads you to the end and felt it is continuing.

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Mar 23, 2019

31 quotes in IMDb, thanks to the contributors.

This quote (in IMDb) turns the direction of the film to be an inspirational comedy:

Tony Lip: You know, when you first hired me, my wife went out and bought one of your records. The one about the orphans?

Dr. Don Shirley: Orphans?

Tony Lip: Yeah. Cover had a bunch of kids sittin' around a campfire?

Dr. Don Shirley: Orpheus.

Tony Lip: ...Yeah.

Dr. Don Shirley: Orpheus in the Underworld. It's based on a French opera. And those weren't children on the cover, those were demons in the bowels of Hell.

Tony Lip: No shxt! They must've been naughty kids!


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