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Re: Green Book

#11 Post by prettyxcool » Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:54 pm

Good tip, raj101 o/
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Re: Green Book

#12 Post by KM&M » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:35 pm

Saw this tonight at Empire- and bagged a recliner!

Really, really enjoyed it. Great relationship between the two characters, and a great soundtrack. And of course the food!
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Re: Green Book

#13 Post by Zari » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:41 pm

Loved this film, I would highly recommend it. I agree with the others it does make u hungry, should’ve have seen raj101’s comment.

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Re: Green Book

#14 Post by ladams888 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:15 am

Saw this at Wimbledon Odeon last night. Knew nothing about this film when we went in - apart from the fact that it starred Viggo Mortensen. I didn't even recognise him at first as he had piled on 45lbs for the role. In essence the film was a bit like Driving Miss Daisy - but in reverse, where Tony Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen), an Italian-American, rough-talking, former bouncer was the driver for Dr Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a very refined, well educated, African American virtuoso pianist. Set in 1962, we watch them go to the deep south where racial segregation was the rule. White people were OK p*ying to see a talented pianist like Dr Shirley perform, but this did not stretch to allowing him to eat in the same restaurants, stay in the same hotels or even use the same toilets. With a very well-written script (incidentally written by Tony Vallelonga's real-life son), well-chosen cast and some great acting, it was the sort of film that I didn't want to end.
An excellent film - light-hearted enough to keep you amused, but with dark undertones to make you think. A must-see. 10/10

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Re: Green Book

#15 Post by good.luck256 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:04 pm

Brilliant film, funny and serious at the same, great performances and music, recommended

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Re: Green Book

#16 Post by D-Fens » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:51 pm

Um-hum, um-hum, bit racist tho.

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Re: Green Book

#17 Post by biggins » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:03 pm

Great film and one I would recommend to friends. 9/10
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Re: Green Book

#18 Post by stuartboy » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:04 pm

I couldn't help thinking of Eddie Murphy in Coming To America when I saw Don Shirley sitting in his leopard skin on that throne of his.
I enjoyed this - loved the story unfolding - and didn't notice the time passing, but I don't think I'd watch again nor b*y the DVD. I'm glad to have seen it though. Definitely an eye-opener. Bigots.
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Re: Green Book

#19 Post by alythonian » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:45 pm

Best film I’ve seen in a long time. Excellent performances from the 2 leads.
Good to see the story play out.
Having road tripped through the south was delighted to see the Peabody Hotel and ththe town of Macron, Georgia - it still looks the same!
I also loved the music. I will be looking online for some Don music.
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Re: Green Book

#20 Post by McG » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:52 pm

I had a 2nd screening of this tonight and really enjoyed it yet again. My friend who was my +1 was absolutely delighted to have had the chance to see it. 2 great main characters who made very interesting travel companions.
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