Green Book Movie Review

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Green Book Movie Review

Taysia Chea, Editor

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The Green Book, rated 79% on Rotten Tomatoes, recently won three out of the five categories they were nominated in at the 91st Oscars. The movie is based off of the travel guide used by African-Americans during the 1960’s, a period of racial segregation. The Green Book was used to see which businesses would accept African-American customers.

Tony “Lip”, played by Viggo Mortensen, accompanies the world class African American pianist, Dr. Don Shirley, who was represented by Mahershala Ali. The movie focuses on the relationship of the two, highlighting on the perspective of those living in that time of segregation.

I vividly remember laughing at the scene where the two are in the car, eating Kentucky Fried Chicken. Tony throws a chicken bone out the window of the moving car, to which Dr. Shirley follows; the two of them laughing and enjoying themselves up until Tony decides to throw a soda cup out the door, to which Dr. Don commands Tony to reverse to pick the cup back up.

The movie is very heartfelt, and allows for the viewers to watch the relationship between the two people grow.

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