GREEN BOOK, is a FANTASTIC film. It was so good, it went by in a flash. My daughter and I loved it. It’s very funny (especially if you’re Italian), and it’s a horrific profile of racism.
Racism is so ugly, I had to look away. It’s not that the film is physically brutal, it’s the BLOODY ATTITUDE of people that’s horrifying and shocking. People so full of their own arrogance, and whiteness, that they’re completely blind. It’s even more horrifying when you aren’t FROM the south and don’t understand that whole twisted nightmare. I wanted to erase all the bad people, especially the southern cops. The cops were so stressful I wanted to tear down the screen and jump on their faces for about an hour, but I digress. The film takes takes place in the 60’s. I’ve been home for hours but I still want to jump on their faces. A lot. Really. I do.
Viggo Mortensen should get an oscar. He was phenomenal. I mean he’s one of our best actors but he really outdid himself in this film. He’s the perfect person to pay this role.
Mahershala Ali was fantastic. So dignified, elegant, and downplayed, with all his rage coming out through his finger tips. Wonderful.
I like action movies. Fast and wild but GREEN BOOK was a 5 start film in my opinion. And it’s really is funny. People were laughing out loud.
A guy from the streets and an intelligent, and well connected, artist go on a road trip. What could possibly go wrong?