"Green Book" is a 2018 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Peter Farrelly.
The starring cast includes Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco, Dimiter D. Marinov, Michael Hatton, Von Lewis, P.J. Byrne, Iqbal Theba, Brian Stepanek and others.
Universal Pictures on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 released the trailer:
Green Book - Official Trailer .
In 1962 New York City, bouncer Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) searches for new employment after the nightclub he works at Copacabana is closed for renovations. He is invited to an interview with Dr. Don Shirley, a black pianist in need of a driver for his eight-week concert tour through the Midwest and Deep South. Don hires Tony on the strength of his references. They embark with plans to return to New York City on Christmas Eve. Don's record label gives Tony a copy of the Green Book, a guide for African-American travelers to find motels, restaurants, and filling stations that would serve them.
They begin the tour in the Midwest before eventually heading farther 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 is increasingly appalled by the discriminatory treatment which Don receives from his hosts and the general public when he is not on stage. A group of white men beat Don and threaten his 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. In the south, Don is found in a gay encounter with a white man at a pool, and Tony bribes the officers to prevent the musician's arrest. Later, the two are arrested after a police officer pulls them over late at night in a sundown town; Tony punches the officer 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 pressures the governor to release them.
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The film Green Book was scheduled to be released on September 11, 2018 (TIFF), on November 16, 2018 (United States), on January 23, 2019 (France), on January 30, 2019 (United Kingdom), on January 31, 2019 (Germany) and on February 21, 2019 (Denmark, Hungary) by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE), Universal Studios, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, ACME, ADS Service, Art Fest, Arthouse Traffic, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Aurum Films, CGV Arthouse, CGV Blitz, Capella Films, CatchPlay, Chantier Films, China Film Group Corporation (CFGC), Cinemania Group, Intercontinental Film Distributors (HK), Diamond Films, Eagle Pictures, Entertainment One, GAGA, Hopscotch Films, Italia Films, Leone Film Group, Lev Cinemas, M2 Films, Meloman, Metropolitan Filmexport, Mongkol Major, Nordisk Film Distribution, Norsk Filmdistribusjon, Odeon Cineplex, Pioneer Films, Pris Audiovisuais, Reliance Distribution, Romaly, Sam Film, Shaw Organisation, Spentzos Films, Starway Film Distribution, Sun Distribution, Times Media Films, Universal Pictures Canada, Venus Films, Channel One Russia, Intercontinental Video and Lionsgate.
The duration of the film is 130 minutes. With a budget of $23 million, the film grossed over $321.8 million.
The film Green Book is rated with "PG-13" rating.
Green Book got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 8.2/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 77/100. The audience also loves the film.
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