Thursday October 22, 2020

Culture clash comedy hits the road

What saves Green Book from embarrassing gaucheness is its sense of humour

3rd February, 2019
7
Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in Green Book

In Peter Farrelly’s real-life comedy drama Green Book, two unlikely travelling companions – one a black, urbane musician, the other an uncouth white nightclub bouncer and driver – take a road trip through the viciously segregated Deep South to learn lessons from one another about respect, dignity and empathy.

It’s a funny, occasionally vibrant clash of cultures that carries with it unfortunate reminders of other self-congratulatory films that clumsily addressed similar issues, from...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

A new Crash Bandicoot game, a drama about former FBI director James Comey and an unusual trip to the beach are this week’s selections

Jenny Murphy Byrne | 3 weeks ago

The Sinn Féin leader explored her faith in an absorbing conversation with Joe Duffy in RTÉ One’s The Meaning of Life

Emmanuel Kehoe | 3 weeks ago

As he eases himself into the Drivetime hotseat, the RTÉ radio presenter is determined to use his new platform as a way to address issues that sometimes slip under the national radar

Nadine O’Regan | 3 weeks ago