Green Book is inspired by the real life story of Dr Don Shirley, and Tony Vallelonga as they travel through the American deep south on a performance tour for the Don Shirley trio.
The story has few, if any surprises, and often strays into the territory of stereotype and film trope, but it doesn’t matter. Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen are fantastic in the lead roles, and they make this a very entertaining watch. I hope these two get cast together again, because I could watched a lot more. Linda Cardellini is also great as Dolores Vallelonga. I won’t be surprised when they all get some attention in awards season. This film is all about the character work, and I enjoyed it a lot. Recommended.