Green Book is a likeable movie which is emerging as one of the favorites for the Oscars this year.
Green Book is based on the true story of the unlikely friendship between Tony “Lip” Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen), an Italian-American New York nightclub bouncer, and Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), an African American pianist. In 1962, Dr. Shirley is scheduled to embark on a two-month tour with his trio that would take him into the Deep South. Dr. Shirley hears about Tony, and his reputation for toughness, which he may need in the segregated South. The club where Tony works is closed for renovations, so he goes to meet Dr. Shirley. Tony is hired. The two set out on their journey.