Green Book (2018)

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A working-class Italian-American bouncer (Viggo Mortensen) becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist (Mahershala Ali) on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South. Green Book is directed by American filmmaker Peter Farrelly, one half of the Farrelly Brothers, now making his solo directorial debut after co-directing (with his brother Bobby) the films Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin, There's Something About Mary, Me Myself & Irene, Osmosis Jones, Shallow Hal, Stuck on You, Fever Pitch, The Heartbreak Kid, Hall Pass, The Three Stooges, and Dumb and Dumber To. The screenplay is co-written by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly. Universal will release Farrelly's Green Book in theaters everywhere starting November 21st this fall, for Thanksgiving week.

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Title checks out with the Farrellys being Steely Dan fans

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So I gotta watch this shit now?

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while im uncomfortable judging any movie labeled "racist" in some way without seeing it, this remidns me a *lot* of the "Three Billboards is racist" narrative last award season which was bullshit

what i think is clear, regardless, is that Green Book was written from a limited POV of race that has offended a great many POC and that alone is probably not ideal


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Vader182 wrote:
January 20th, 2019, 3:42 pm
while im uncomfortable judging any movie labeled "racist" in some way without seeing it, this remidns me a *lot* of the "Three Billboards is racist" narrative last award season which was bullshit

what i think is clear, regardless, is that Green Book was written from a limited POV of race that has offended a great many POC and that alone is probably not ideal


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I haven’t seen this and I don’t care about it really but white men critics seem to be easily the most outspoken about constantly bashing it, I respect the POC who have their genuine issues with it. The 3 Billboards backlash was total bullshit. McDonagh is a genuine artist. Jason Bailey and Guy Lodge in particular are the white make critics that just come off as condescending really.

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Bailey's kind of a piece of shit anyway


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