One of this year’s biggest awards-season contenders, Green Book is directed by Dumb & Dumber’s Peter Farrelly, but is a far cry from his usual comedic output. A no-nonsense Italian-American bouncer named Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) is offered a job to become the personal driver to a prominent African-American classical pianist named Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali). As Shirley embarks on a musical tour of venues throughout the American South, he is well aware that racial tensions and bigotry could derail his plans at any time. Tony struggles to connect with the up-tight musician at first but as their journey progresses, so does their unlikely friendship. The film is blessed with two standout leading performances from Ali and Mortensen who deliver just the right amount of sentimentality to this true life story. A crowd-pleaser and a worthy Oscar contender.
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