Despite what many people have said, Peter Farrelly’s Green Book and Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman share some disturbing similarities.
Tag: Mahershala Ali
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Peter Farrelly’s Green Book tries to breathe new life into the interracial buddy narrative, a genre whose roots run all the way back to Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. At the film’s start, Tony (Viggo Mortensen), an Italian-American bouncer, finds himself temporarily out of work after his employer’s nightclub closes for renovations. Unwilling to work for the Mafia, he eventually agrees to become a chauffeur for Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a black pianist who’s about to embark on a concert tour through the Deep South.