Movie Review: Green Book

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By: Cali Godwin

Green Book, directed by Peter Farrelly, is an exceptional new film, that is sure to be a great way to start off 2019 in the movie industry. The true story film is based on a well-known African- American pianist, Dr. Don Shirley, who is going on tour in the deep south. He acquires an Italian-American to become his driver, Tony Lip, who is just as accepting of race as every other citizen in the 1960s. The Green Book not only brings light to the meaning of the title, it enlightens viewers of the hardships African-Americans endured at this time. The movie highlights the topic of not fitting in, and takes it to a new height of meaning. Along with enlightenment comes an uncommon friendship that is sure to bring tears to viewers. Green Book surprises viewers throughout the film with its’ eccentric style, engaging story, and award-winning acting. It truly is a great film to start 2019 off with, and even better to kick off black history month. If you haven’t seen Green Book yet, you’re missing out on a truly empowering movie.