Green Book [Movie Review]

When I watched the trailer of the movie, I was very interested in viewing it. Then the Director of the office tells the office that she wants the whole office to view it together as a group training.
Green Book, Movie Review by Rawlins, Comedy, Biography, Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini

Green Book Trivia
  • Directed by: Peter Farrelly
  • Produced by: Jim Burke, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Charles B. Wessler
  • Production companies: Participant Media, DreamWorks Pictures, Innisfree Pictures, Cinetic Media
  • Distributed by: Universal Pictures
  • Running time: 130 minutes
  • Rating: PG13
  • Budget: $23 million
  • Box Office: $84.3 million
  • Metascore: 69
  • IMDb: 8.3/ 10
  • Tomatometer: 79%
The movie is set in 1962 and Frank 'Tony Lip' Vallelonga is searching for a new job when the club he works at is closed for renovations. He gets invited for an interview as a driver for Dr Don Shirley. Little that he knows that Dr Don Shirleyis a black pianist.
Green Book, Movie Review by Rawlins, Comedy, Biography, Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
Tony, being the racist that he is, at first was a bit reluctant to be Dr Shirley's driver and demands higher pay, just so that Dr Shirley will not employ him. After Dr Shirley calls Dolores (Tony's wife) and asks her permission to hire her husband for the next 8 weeks to be his driver for the pay that Tony requested, Tony agrees to be the driver.

Dr Shirley's record label gives Tony a copy of the Green Book, a guide for black travellers to find motels, restaurants and filling stations that would serve people of color. Tony, being the hard-headed person that he is, insists of not wearing a uniform like any other driver. 

Along the way, there were a lot of quarrels and misunderstandings between them - just because of their clashing attitudes and skills. Dr Shirley is a man of fine manners and courtesy whereas Tony grows on the street and only handles matter the street-style way. But in the end, Tony will always listen to Dr Shirley's advise, just because he is 'the boss'. 
Green Book, Movie Review by Rawlins, Comedy, Biography, Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
Green Book, Movie Review by Rawlins, Comedy, Biography, Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
Also along the way, Tony learns to appreciate Dr Shirley's talent and becomes less racist towards the people of color when he sees the discrimination by the people, especially when he is not performing. After Dr Shirley was assaulted by a group of white men in a bar, Tony instructs Dr Shirley not to go out without him for the rest of the tour.

Throughout the tour, they both learn and grow from each other. Dr Shirley helps Tony to write romantic letters to his wife whereas Tony teaches Dr Shirley how to enjoy life.  
Green Book, Movie Review by Rawlins, Comedy, Biography, Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini
Will this friendship last or is it just professional courtesy?

Plot: 4.9/ 5.0 I love the movie so much. It tells me about respect, love and the sacrifice in acquiring love and respect too. I love how light yet very informative and engaging the movie was. It will bring you through a journey of extreme hate and discrimination that the colored people have to endure during the era. And for Dr Shirley to be a black gay man, made it all even more difficult. 
Cast: 4.9/ 5.0 Everybody played their part marvellously. 

Will I watch it again: I will.
The pictures are taken from IMDb and other sources on the Internet. Thank you.

Rawlins GLAM

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  1. Wah.. Movie yg bagus utk ditonton.. Kalu rawlin yg sarankan mesti Best.. AM nak tonton gak la.. Lagipun AM suka movie yg ada tema persahabatan & saling hormat menghormati ..

  2. Group training pegi tgk movie? Untung nyaaa. Hahaha. Macam best je cerita ni. Ada unsur2 humanity utk ajar kita tak jadi racist.

  3. Movie ni sangat bagus, majikan dan pekerja mempunyai peranan masing-masing dan perlu saling menghormati, walaupun berbeza agama, bangsa, dan gaya hidup.

  4. wow. a good story line.
    racist ni berlaku everywhere, kan.
    sebelum kenal, dah ada something negative dlm hati.
    tu yg dikatakan, tak kenal maka tak cinta.
    hopefully happy ending lah friendship ni.
    aida akan search for this movie. tq rawlins.

  5. wah, cam best jer movie ni. rating review agak tinggi tu. nak tengok jugak lah movie ni, tema friendship. menarik juga, kadang2 bosan cerita dengan storyline yang sama asyik2 love story kan?

  6. Ada pengajaran dalam movie ni kan? Kita kena respect each other tak kira warna kulit. After all darah kita pun warna yang sama kan?. Racist kat mana2 pun berlaku. Dalam dunia pekerjaan etc....

  7. Akak baca sinopsis yang Rawlins sediakan pun akak tau citer ni mesti best..patut semua majikan dan pekerja tengok citer ni..good learning kan...

  8. Hmm...Viggo Mortensen...from LOTR right? Well..perhaps I should give it a try. :) This is definitely a good movie for everyone especially those who are working.

  9. Rawlins ni rajin buat review tentang movie kan.
    Semua menarik je bila tengok.
    Tapi kita tak berpeluang nak layan movie.

  10. This movie for me to heavy is very not my soul hehehehe but if Rawlins shopping ok also go see old puppets not out just Rawlins hehehehehe

  11. Baca review ni pn dh boleh agak citer ni menarik...ank bonda mmg suka citer mcm ni...bokeh plan hujung minggu nanti...

  12. I like this type of movie.baca ur sinopsis pun dah rasa best. Mesti byk scene panjang2 bercakap antara 2 watak utama kan. Ehh mmg i suka mcm ni dr action movie

  13. Cerita ni berat. Kalau miss one part mesti jadi blurr jalan citer. Maybe not type of my movie tapi blh jer nak try tonton

  14. Macam best je jalan cerita dia..tapi kalau sis tengok sure ulang 2 3 kali kot untuk memahami..hahaha, tak pun sibuk tanya orang sebelah..:D

  15. This movie seem a little bit heavy kan? But I really like this kind of atory

  16. Storyline dia nampak menarik. Dua invidu yg berbeza latar belakang tp dlm x sedar, mereka saling melengkapi mna yg kurang. Okay nanti nak tengok jugak.

  17. Sinopsis menarik drp Rawlins. Terus rasa nak tgk gak Green Book ni. Racist di mana-mana ni aktiviti dlm group training di ofis ek? syok la kena dgn jiwa kan..

  18. Omg! All bossess and workers kena tengok movie macam ni.banyak nilai-nilai murni yang kita semua sebagai pekerja dan majikan boleh ambik. Alaaa ni rasa nak tengok ni 🌸

  19. La, movie rupanya. Serious ingatkan book review tadi. I suka cerita yang ada nilai persahabatan macam ni, nanti nk pegi tengok.


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