"a powerful and thought provoking film"
Green Book is set in in the 1960's and based on the true story of musician Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) and his chauffeur and bodyguard Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) as they tour the Southern United States on Don's concert tour.
The film retraces the racism faced by Don throughout his life and tour and the actions he took which became fundamental steps towards changing the minds and hearts of people at the time of the Jim Crow laws.
The film constantly surprised me in the richness of its layers; from plot nuances to character development and themes explored, particularly the strong commentary on racism and the theme of humanity.
Mahershala Ali shines as Don Shirley throughout the film and his class of acting hits home, particularly, in a few tear jerking scenes. A sure contender for the current film awards season. Viggo Mortensen completely lives within his character Tony Lip and offers a spectacular balance of comedy and drama in his character's journey of changing his heart. Linda Cardellini stands out in the male inhabited world of the film, with her delightful, strong and touching take on Dolores.
An enlightening film fundamentally about standing up to what is wrong and facing adversity with dignity and integrity.