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#1 splinky

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Posted 22 November 2018 - 09:27 PM

a good movie to see on a lazy afternoon. nice performances from the leads. it's an engaging cross between a buddy movie and a white savior flick. it captures the period well, but i felt like it was told from the wrong point of view. it is the Odd Couple meets Driving Miss Daisy meets the Defiant Ones with a nod to Crosby and Hope. i wish there'd been more on the Green Book itself and it's important place in American history and more about Don Shirley's life and family. we've seen the Arthur Ave Bronx, already and it would have been nice to see where Dr Shirley hailed from.


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Posted 17 December 2018 - 05:26 PM

Good analysis, splinky.  The movie ducked out on Shirley's background saying he'd lost touch with his brother, and having him say he didn't fit in with his "own people" and didn't fit in with white people.  


Then that happened.

 

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