“Charming, Heartwarming, and Hilarious”
‘GREEN BOOK’ is as cliche as it sounds – perfect. Its a story about an Italian bouncer Tony (Viggo Mortensen) taking the job as a driver for the pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) on a tour in south america 1960s. Performances from the entire cast and especially Viggo and Mahershala are just thoroughly outstanding. Viggo and Mahershala’s chemistry is fantastic and the banter between the two is just so charming.
I couldn’t stop laughing and smiling throughout and it was just so much fun to watch. I loved literally every second and I never laughed as much as I did at TIFF out of the 5 years in a row I have attended (not counting The Princess Bride live read).
The pacing is perfect and the script is sharp.
While the film is absolutely hilarious, Green Book doesn’t hide away the problems that were prevalent in the 60s and even today. It tackles the racial issues during that time without slamming us against the head.
Rating – ★★★★