- Format: 4K
- Language: English
- Subtitles: French Canadian, Spanish
- Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 2:1
- Number of discs: 2
- Studio: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
- DVD Release Date: 12 Mar 2019
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- ASIN: B07KBRZ7C1
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He’s the guy you don’t want to mess with. But as coarse and maybe as violent as he seems at first, he proves to be a man of his word who’s essentially decent. He’s a natural gentleman, and he did what he had to do to make some money, whether as a bouncer at nightclubs, driving a garbage truck or playing cards.
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Shirley, who made his professional concert debut at age 18 playing Tchaikovsky with the Boston Pops, was discouraged from pursuing a career in classical music by record executives who told him to focus on popular music because white audiences would not accept a Black man playing classical music.
Dolores has to be stable, strong and resilient enough that she can hold the family, the household and their marriage together when a stroke of bad financial luck forces Tony to have to go on the road for two months.
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Very nice, colorful transfer. The "on the road" outdoor scenes were exceptionally crisp along with the shine and chrome of the cars.
The Dolby Atmos soundtrack was very adequate, especially good during the musical sequences. I haven't watched the accompanying Blu Ray, so can't comment on it.
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Some background: In 1936 a book was published to provide a Black traveler with information about how to safely navigate the highways and byways of the Jim Crow South. "The Negro Motorist Green-Book" is used in this highly entertaining and interesting true story about a touring classical pianist and his driver/bodyguard. This script is based on a story by the son of the bodyguard and it shows us a true and lasting friendship. (Stay for the ending credits.)
Writer/Director Peter Farrelly ("Cuckoo") is a director who both entertains AND educates his audience; he uses a PG-13 script he created with Nick Vallelonga (Tony Lip's son) and Brian Hayes Currie. It is a bit of a contradiction, because it contains racial slurs, profanity, some adult sexuality and a lot of heart-warming humor.
Part of Farrelly's wonderful cast:
* Viggo Mortensen ("The Two Faces of January") is Tony Lip, a wise guy from the Bronx who serves as both driver and bodyguard for the talented artist. Those two men have miles to go before they understand each other. We see right away that Tony was not only a waiter, but a bouncer at that restaurant. He has very little respect for rules.
* Mahershala Ali ("Moonlight") Dr. Don Shirley has a schedule to meet and rigid standards. Tony was expecting a very different sort of doctor when he meets Dr. Shirley for his interview. He says his driving experience was working for the Department of Sanitation.
* Linda Cardellini ("A Simple Favor") Dolores is the rock that Tony leans on. She is a great mother, a wonderful wife, and a fully involved member of his big Italian family! She asks him to write letters to her while he is gone. (You'll love them!)
This is the Beauty and the Beast. Dr. Shirley is correct in every way, impeccably groomed with carefully articulated speech. Tony talks with his mouth full, smokes in the car (AND at the table!), and he proudly describes Dr. Shirley's piano playing as "Bettah dan Liberace!" I know we will be forgiven for our moments of smug satisfaction when "our guys" prevail.
This upbeat story brings human insight into America's struggles (and some victories) with racism, along with wonderful piano playing, a few noisy Italian meals, and some villains to loathe. This is one of the best movies I have seen this year; I have already ordered my DVD.
Their relationship is set the first time the two meet each other. Shirley lives above Carnegie Hall, sits on a throne like chair, and talks very proper while Vallelonga explains his skills in his working class drawl. The unlikely couple set off on a tour that starts in the north, and eventually enters the south. Shirley tries to maintain a hierarchy of him as the wealthy boss and Vallelonga as his lower class help, but that eventually breaks down. The friendship that develops between the them is the heart of the movie as the two grow closer as the film progresses. There are many great moments as this happens such as when Vallelonga gets Shirley to eat fried chicken for the first time or gets him to listen to Little Richard in the car or when Shirley dictates love letters for Vallelonga to write to his wife back in New York. Vallelonga is also won over by Shirley’s piano virtuoso.
There’s also the issue of race as Shirley plays at all white establishments and then enters Dixie on his tour. He’s often forced to stay in all black hotels due to segregation, which Vallelonga is shocked to discover. They also run into the police, Shirley is beaten and humiliated several times, and is refused service at segregated establishments. Vallelonga gets an education in race relations and becomes Shirley’s protector from racist whites.
Overall this is a great buddy movie. The two characters grow together, and there are laughs throughout the entire film as well as touching scenes.