Green Book Movie Review Comedy Sketch – Two Blokes – COMEDY

This is a sketch of a movie review for Green Book. In the sketch Elliott and Kevin attempt to review the movie Green Book, however neither have seen the movie.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT A SERIOUS FILM REVIEW AND IS A COMEDY SKETCH, THANKS.

Here’s some actual info about the movie Green Book from Wikipedia.

Green Book is a 2018 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Peter Farrelly. Set in 1962, the film is inspired by the true story of a tour of the Deep South by African American classical and jazz pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) and Italian American bouncer Frank “Tony Lip” Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) who served as Shirley’s driver and bodyguard. The film was written by Farrelly, Brian Hayes Currie and Vallelonga’s son, Nick Vallelonga, based on interviews with his father and Shirley, as well as letters his father wrote to his mother.[7] The film is named after The Negro Motorist Green Book, a mid-20th century guidebook for African-American travelers written by Victor Hugo Green.

Green Book had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2018, where it won the People’s Choice Award. It was then theatrically released in the United States on November 16, 2018, by Universal Pictures, and has grossed over $306 million worldwide. The film received positive reviews from critics, with Mortensen’s and Ali’s performances being lauded, although it drew some criticism for its depiction of both race and Shirley.

Green Book won the National Board of Review award for the best film of 2018, and was also chosen as one of the top 10 films of the year by the American Film Institute. The film received numerous accolades and nominations, and at the 91st Academy Awards won Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali. The film also won the Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture and the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, while Ali won the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and BAFTA awards for Best Supporting Actor.[8][9]

New York City bouncer Frank “Tony Lip” Vallelonga is searching for new employment while the Copacabana nightclub, where he works, is closed for renovations. He is invited to an interview with Doctor Don Shirley, an African American pianist who is looking for a driver for his eight-week concert tour through the Midwest and Deep South. Don hires Tony on the strength of his references. They embark with plans to return to New York on Christmas Eve. Don’s record label gives Tony a copy of the Green Book, a guide for African-American travelers to find motels, restaurants, and filling stations that would serve them.[10]

They begin the tour in the Midwest before eventually heading farther south. Tony and Don initially clash as Don is disgusted by Tony’s habits while Tony feels uncomfortable being asked to act with more refinement. As the tour progresses, Tony is impressed with Don’s talent on the piano, and increasingly appalled by the discriminatory treatment that Don receives from his hosts and the general public when he is not on stage. A group of white men threatens Don’s life in a bar and Tony rescues him. He instructs Don not to go out without him for the rest of the tour.

Throughout the journey, Don helps Tony write letters to his wife, correctly spelling and rephrasing passages which deeply move her. Tony encourages Don to get in touch with his own estranged brother, but Don is hesitant, observing that he has become isolated by his professional life and achievements. In the south, Don is found in a gay encounter with a white man at a YMCA pool and Tony bribes the officers to prevent the musician’s arrest. Don is upset that Tony “rewarded” the officers for their treatment. Later, the two are arrested after a police officer pulls them over late at night in a sundown town and Tony punches him after being insulted. While they are incarcerated, Don asks to call his lawyer and instead uses the opportunity to reach Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, who pressures the governor to release them. Because Tony lost his temper, Don is frustrated that he had to distract RFK who, with his brother JFK, are working hard for minority rights.

On the night of the final performance on tour in Birmingham, Alabama, Don is refused entry into the whites-only dining room of the country club, the same room in which he has been hired to perform. He can order from the menu but must eat in a small changing room. First Tony says to Don that it is the last show, and he should order from the menu so they can finish and go North. Tony then threatens the owner, and Don calms him down, saying he will let Tony decide whether he should play or not. Tony walks out, followed by Don and the management yelling about a contract.
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