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Green Book captivates the hearts of many

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Green Book captivates the hearts of many

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Riyana Walker

Making a tale as old as time come to life once again, just this time it’s in a theater. Awaiting adventures and a brand new experience, African-American pianist Dr. Don Shirley  is about to embark on a new tour and he is need of some help.

During this specific time period, it’s very dangerous, especially because of the segregation and racism that was going on at the time. So, just imagine a young African-American singer about to make his “big break”, and in all actuality he is going to need some hardcore protection.

On his recruiting journey, he decides to recruit Tony Lip, or as the distributors put it, “a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx.” These two totally different people who seem to have different backgrounds work rather well together.

Tony has something that no one else could have offered… heart. During the movie, the audience is shown how Lip and Shirley are not so different after all, their hearts are as big as this huge green earth and the amount of respect and grace that is portrayed is amazing.

According to the critics over at Rotten Tomatoes, “Green Book takes audiences on a surprisingly smooth ride through potentially bumpy subject matter, fueled by Peter Farrelly’s deft touch and a pair of well-matched leads.”

Green Book is a must see, although this story may be harsh for some minors, it is necessary that the next generations and even this generation understands what life was like back then. That seems to have succeeded, since the movie has struck a chord with audiences, earning almost $20 million so far, and is now thriving in theaters across the nation.

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Riyana Walker, staff writer

Riyana Walker is a staff writer of the Voice; this is her second year on staff. In her free time she likes to hang out with friends and play basketball with her team as well as workout with her dad. She enjoys watching women’s basketball, and likes to shop and travel. She has no pets at the moment and loves her family.

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Green Book captivates the hearts of many