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green book

This movie, starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, was quite good. Based on a true story, it told the story of a black concert pianist (Ali) and his driver/security person (Mortensen) who were on a concert tour through the south in the early 1960s. Mortensen, who is of Danish heritage, is such a good actor he convincingly played an Italian in this movie.

The movie’s title comes from an actual guidebook that was published so that black travelers knew what businesses were safe to visit. It’s kind of ridiculous that this had to be a thing and it’s also unfortunate that racism is still a huge problem in America.

My rating: 4/5