GREEN BOOK – Review by Mae Abdulbaki

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Peter Farrelly, whose filmography consists of mostly comedies such as There’s Something About Mary and Dumb and Dumber, takes on a different kind of film with Green Book. Co-written by Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, and Brian Hayes Currie, the film downplays Mahershala Ali’s character and backstory, focuses too much on Tony’s perspective, and is far too familiar of a story in all the negative ways.

It’s 1962 and Tony Vallelonga, aka Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), is out of a job after the club he works at shuts down for a couple of months. He’s called to interview with famed pianist, Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), who wants to tour venues in the south and is looking for a driver. Continue reading…

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Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki is a Washington, DC-based film critic and podcast co-host. She founded Movies with Mae back in 2013 and has been passionately typing away at her computer ever since. She currently serves as TV Editor and film writer for The Young Folks and has also written for Examiner, Punch Drunk Critics, and Heroic Hollywood.