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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
SLICE #26- GREEN BOOK
I love to go to the movies.
Not watch movies at home on my couch.
I rarely do that.
I love to GO to the movies.
I love paying for my ticket.
Buying a bag of popcorn (small, a little butter please, and yes I count the WW points).
Choosing a seat (toward the back, on one end).
Turning off my phone and settling into the story.
I don't get to go to the movies nearly as often as I like, during the school year.
So when I am on vacation, and when my friends are enjoying warm and exotic places like Tucson and Cancun, I go to the movies. Most of the time, I go by myself, which is totally fine with me.
Yesterday, I went and saw GREEN BOOK.
GREEN BOOK, in case you haven't seen it, is the story of Don Shirley, a concert pianist, set in the early 1960's. Shirley booked himself to do a concert tour in the Deep South, then hired Tony Lip, a bouncer from the Bronx, to be his driver and protector. The title of the movie comes from the a travel guide that African American people used to find safe places for food and lodging in the South.
The movie won the Academy Award, a couple of weeks ago, for Best Picture. Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor. There is some controversy around the movie , which was actually written by Tony Lip's son, but whether or not those things are true, it was still a really good story.
I loved it.
I love going to the movies.
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Glad to read this. My sister and I go to movies a lot. Maybe we’ll get to this during spring break.
Yes, I've heard of this movie and my daughter has seen it on a plane! But I'm sure it would be a lot better at the movie theatre! Thanks for the recommendation!
I miss going to the movies! Someday in the future hopefully that will be a regular part of my life again. This is a movie I'd really like to see.
I have Green Book on my movies-to-watch list. You are just like my husband - he LOVES going to the movies. Even if we go right after dinner, he buys a large popcorn. So much fun!
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