‘Green Book,’ directed by Peter Farrelly

Movie, 2018

Engaging and emotional film exploring the relationship and social historical situation in the American deep south in early 1930s America. The main characters, both whom are wonderfully acted, are an American night club bouncer and a renowned Indian-American pianist. The relationship between the two men forms the main thrust of the film, though there’s plenty of other themes and currents bubbling under and occasionally erupting and breaking through the surface. The film shows ow the south was partitioned and blacks badly treated, but there are also nods towards class, homosexuality and how different cultures are ‘owned’ by different groups. A few glossy, gloopy Hollywood touches ramp up the emotional buttons here and there, but a great film nonetheless.

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