Written by: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, and Peter Farrelly Directed by: Peter Farrelly Inspired by A True Friendship
Green Book: 2018 Academy Award “Best Picture” Starring Academy Award Nominee Viggo Mortensen and Academy Award Winner Mahershala Ali
Although Green Book was an Academy Award Winner for Best Picture, Rotten Tomatoes only gave it 77% rating. I never base watching a film by Rotten Tomatoes, except when the rating is low because that hints to me, I’m probably going to enjoy it. Well, so did the Academy Awards as well as 94% of Google users. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6966692/
It expresses some great truths to our society’s past and sheds light on how far we have come since 1962 through great scenes with great dialogue. It targets issues of race and kind of reminded me of Mark Twain’s satires by showing how society can be so easily misled without the faintest realization of the way that negative assumptions effect our society. This film has great character growth and change from who these dynamic characters are in the beginning to who they become by the end.
In my opinion, what makes this a very touching film, is the fact it is based on a real friendship in 1962. The setting begins in NYC, but the conflict comes to head in the south. A plethora of historical truths between races and demographics between life in the south versus the north are very well executed in a variety of scenes.
I was not too sure how I was going to react to Viggo Mortensen’s character because it was a very different role for him, but he nailed it, at least in my opinion.
One Scene I find worth sharing although there are so many more, you would simply have to watch it yourself because the whole film is great scene after great scene. But, just to share with you one that will help you to understand my point in this article.
The Power of Music transcends humanity. Green Book Scene Music Conversation in the Car
Another interesting scene that I thought hits the same theme but reverses the roles in White Men Can’t Jump – Listening not hearin’ Jimi