Green Book is a 2018 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Peter Farrelly.
Universal Pictures on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 released the trailer:
Green Book - Official Trailer .
New York City bouncer Frank "Tony Lip" Vallelonga is searching for new employment after the nightclub he works at is closed for renovations. He is invited to an interview with "Doc" Don Shirley, a black pianist who is looking for a driver for his eight-week concert tour through the Mid-West and Deep South. Don hires Tony on the strength of his references. They embark with plans to return to New York on Christmas Eve. Don's record label gives Tony a copy of the Green Book, a guide for black travelers to find motels, restaurants, and filling stations that would serve blacks. They begin the tour in the Midwest before eventually heading further south. Tony and Don initially clash; as Tony feels uncomfortable being asked to act with more refinement, while Don is disgusted by Tony's habits. As the tour progresses, Tony is impressed with Don's talent on the piano, and increasingly appalled by the discriminatory treatment the latter receives by their hosts and the general public when he is not on stage. A group of white men threatens Don's life in a bar and Tony rescues him. He instructs Don not to go out without him for the rest of the tour. Throughout the journey, Don helps Tony write letters to his wife, which deeply move her. Tony encourages Don to get in touch with his own estranged brother, but Don is hesitant, observing that he has become isolated by his professional life and achievements. Don is found in a gay encounter with a white man at a YMCA pool and Tony bribes the officers to prevent the musician's arrest. Don is upset that Tony "rewarded" the officers for their treatment. Later, the two are arrested after a police officer pulls them over late at night in a sundown town and Tony punches him after being insulted. While they are incarcerated, Don asks to call his "lawyer", and uses the opportunity to reach Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, who orders the governor to release them. Tony is amazed by the experience, while Don is humiliated. This leads to an argument where Tony angrily considers himself "blacker" than Don. Having reached his breaking point, Don laments to Tony that his affluence prevents him from identifying with people of his race while his race prevents him from being accepted by white people, and his homosexuality from being accepted by most people of any race, making him feel truly alone in the world.
The film Green Book was scheduled to be released by Universal Pictures on September 11, 2018 (TIFF), on November 16, 2018 (United States), on November 21, 2018 (United States), on January 30, 2019 (United Kingdom), on January 31, 2019 (Germany) and on February 21, 2019 (Denmark).
The duration of the film is 130 minutes. With a budget of $23 million, the film grossed over $108.6 million.
The film had received a "PG-13" rating.
Green Book got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film.
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