Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Dimiter D. Marinov, Mike Hatton, Don Stark, Sebastian Maniscalco, P. J. Byrne, Brian Stepanek, Iqbal Theba
Drama film directed and co-written by Peter Farrelly. Based on a true story set in America in 1962, the story follows Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a working-class Italian-American bouncer who takes on a job as a chauffeur for Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class African-American pianist on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South. Confronted with racism, danger, as well as unexpected humanity and humor, the mismatched pair are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.
Our Favorite Quotes:'It takes courage to change people’s hearts.' - Oleg (Green Book) Click To Tweet 'You never win with violence. You only win when you maintain your dignity.' - Don Shirley (Green Book) Click To Tweet
Tony Lip: Yeah.
Jules Podell: Some guy called over here, a doctor, he’s looking for a driver. You interested?
Don Shirley: I am not a medical doctor. I’m a musician. I’m about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South. What other experience do you have?
Tony Lip: Public relations.
Don Shirley: Do you foresee any issues in working for a black man?
Tony Lip: You, in the Deep South, there’s going to be problems.
Dolores: Promise me you’re going to write me a letter.
Tony Lip: I promise.
Tony Lip: Tell me that don’t smell good?
Don Shirley: I’ve never had fried chicken in my life.
Tony Lip: You people love a fried chicken.
Don Shirley: You have a very narrow assessment of me, Tony.
Tony Lip: Yeah, right. I’m good.
Don Shirley: We’ll be interacting with some of the wealthiest people in the country. It is my feeling that your addiction could use some finessing.
Tony Lip: Why are you breaking my balls?
Don Shirley: Because you can do better, Mr. Vallelonga.
[Dolores reads a letter from Tony]
Dolores: “Dear Dolores, I saw Dr. Shirley play the piano. He’s like a genius I think.”
[offering a fried chicken to Don]
Tony Lip: Come on.
Don Shirley: I told you not to get grease on my blanket.
[in a mocking voice]
Tony Lip: Ooh, I’m going to get grease on my blanket.
Don Shirley: This gentlemen says that I’m not permitted to dine here.
Maitre D’: I’m afraid not.
[referring to Don]
Tony Lip: How does he smile and shake their hands like that?
Oleg: Because it takes courage to change people’s hearts.
Don Shirley: What are you doing?
Tony Lip: A letter.
Don Shirley: May I?
[Tony gives Don the letter he’s writing and Don reads it]
Don Shirley: “Dear Dolores, sometimes you remind me of a house.”
Don Shirley: You know this is pathetic, right? Put this down. “The distance between us is breaking my spirit. Falling in love with you was the easiest thing I have ever done.”
Tony Lip: “P.S. Kiss the kids?”
Don Shirley: That’s like clinging a cow bell at the end of Shostakovich’s seven.
Tony Lip: That’s good.
Don Shirley: It’s perfect, Tony.
Don Shirley: [to Tony] You never win with violence. You only win when you maintain your dignity.
Tony Lip: [to Don] You don’t know your own people. You, Mr. Bigshot, doing concerts for rich people!
Don Shirley: So if I’m not black enough and if I’m not white enough, then tell me, Tony, what am I?
Tony Lip: [to Don] Anyone can sound like Beethoven. But your music, what you do, only you can do that.
[referring to the fried chickens]
Don Shirley: What do we do about the bones?
Tony Lip: We do this.
[he throws it out the car window, he then throws out his soda cup, we then see the car reversing to where the cup is]
Don Shirley: Pick it up, Tony.
Tony Lip: Squirrels will eat it anyway.
Don Shirley: Pick it up.
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