The Green Book, a Movie Review
I am revisiting an earlier blog about a memorable film. Last April I wrote:
I have meant to see The Green Book since it was first advertised. Somehow life got in the way.
Then, Mahersha Ali who played the wonderful pianist Don Shirley, won the Academy Award as did the film and the screenplay. The movie looked better and better to me.
Tonight I finally got a chance to cry and laugh and cheer through this beautiful film. I was born and raised in the Midwest but received my education after high school in the Deep South. I knew the travesty and tragedy of its racism in the 60s.
That place and that decade were eloquently portrayed in this beautifully written, directed and acted film. The film is filled with much humanity and some inhumanity.
It is Shakespearean in the sense it addresses vital, ever present, relational issues brilliantly. Viggo Mortensen and Mahersha Ali bring it to life. Anyone who hasn’t seen this film should breathe it in deeply and reflect upon its impact. Don’t miss this one. I repeat, Don’t miss it.
H. Robert Rubin, best-selling Amazon memoirist and author of Look Backward Angel and How Did I Get Through This? available on Amazon