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The Green Book

(13 Posts)
Lily65 Sun 03-Feb-19 18:10:31

Go and see it Grans, I think you'll like it.

Carolina55 Sun 03-Feb-19 19:09:48

Read the reviews in the Sunday mail so about to watch it now.....

Missfoodlove Sun 03-Feb-19 20:23:59

Loved this film, after seeing the trailer we went to the opening night at out local cinema.
We were not disappointed.

PECS Sun 03-Feb-19 20:25:55

It's on the list!

Carolina55 Mon 04-Feb-19 07:28:03

What a great film with a heart warming ending and how times change - hard to believe people could be so openly racist - the early scene where he threw away the glasses the workers had used simply horrified me.

Urmstongran Mon 04-Feb-19 19:08:21

I’m going into Manchester to see it on Wednesday afternoon with a friend. I’m glad because it was on my list too!

oldgimmer1 Sat 09-Feb-19 18:03:05

I saw it last night. I thought it was awful- clichéd and simplistic.

I felt it was redeemed though by the excellent background music. smile.

Lily65 Sat 09-Feb-19 21:05:50

interesting oldgimmer. i thoroughly enjoyed the first 20 minutes or so......but the cliche was piled high. I leant back in my comfy chair and tried to stop thinking.

annep1 Sat 09-Feb-19 21:34:24

Thanks for that Lily65. Good to know.

Lily65 Sat 09-Feb-19 22:30:56

Sit back, enjoy the street scenes and the tavel bit. Ignore the other stuff which is kind of sickly. £ 5.00 wee spent.

oldgimmer1 Mon 11-Feb-19 10:48:57

Actually, I think my first contribution was a bit harsh.

Although I felt a bit like a 5 year old receiving a lesson in the ins and outs of racism in the 70s, I DO think the film has some redeeming features:

- the background music is excellent (bluesy/ jazzy).
- however they did it, the scenes where the main character was playing the piano, it was excellently done and very realistic.

Otherwise a bit pappy and overlong.

annep1 Wed 13-Feb-19 14:46:47

My husband went with his son and they really enjoyed it.

ginny Wed 13-Feb-19 15:14:20

Saw it last Friday. Good film. Well worth seeing.