It’s just excellent, all the way around. Based on a true story; unique characters who make heroic choices but also are not perfect. The story focuses on the relationship between a concert pianist and his driver – that’s a move story?! – yes it is. And they improve each other. That’s a wonderful theme: people need people. (Barbra Streisand song!)
Duane couldn’t believe one of the leads was the actor who was in “Lord of the Rings,” Viggo Mortenson – he looks like he gained fifty pounds. The title refers to a green book that contained the names of hotels where ‘colored’ people could stay in the South back in the day.
A movie somewhat about racism could fall into stereotypes, but the writing is so fine the characters remain real people. Another big theme: courage and love. How real people show that. A serious film containing humor. That’s life.
Scenery/visuals/settings excellent also.