Culture clash comedy hits the road
What saves Green Book from embarrassing gaucheness is its sense of humour
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...
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