“Green Book”: Feel-Good Hit?

“Green Book” got a rousing reception at the Toronto Film Festival. It’s apparently the feel-good movie of the autumn. David Rooney writes: ‘Green Book is almost a contradiction in terms, a feel-good buddy comedy-drama featuring an elegant black musician and his white driver on tour in the pre-integration South of 1962. Arriving in the wake of any number of edgy cinematic takes on racial issues, this Universal release (around Thanksgiving) represents a very middle-of-the-road liberal approach to a story that pretty much could have been told anytime since the 1960s. Amusing turns by Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali make Peter Farrelly’s first solo feature outing a lively and likable diversion.’

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