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Green Book: the reactions to last night's Secret Unlimited Screening are in

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Were you at last night's Secret Unlimited Screening? If so, you'll be aware our 10th Secret Screening was comedy-drama Green Book, in which Viggo Mortensen (Lord of the Rings) and Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) embark on a heartfelt, racially-charged journey across the American deep south.

Set in 1962 and inspired by true events, the movie stars Mortensen as Italian-American chancer Tony Vallelonga AKA Tony Lip, who is tasked with transporting affluent black musician Dr. Shirley (Ali) on his latest American classical concert tour.

At the start of the journey, the two men are initially suspicious of each another, but gradually they begin to open up and learn about one another's differences as they come face to face with the divisions of American racial segregation. (The 'green book' of the title is a travel guide outlining American motels where African-American people were permitted to stay.)

Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in Green Book


Green Book has already drawn acclaim in America for its humour, warmth and crowd-pleasing air of optimism in the face of racial hatred. So what did Unlimited members make of it? Here's Ciaran Creed with an ecstatic response – and this pretty much sets the tone for what's to come.

Luke McCarthy-Reed is among several who was taken by surprise by the choice of movie – entirely in a good way.

Charlotte Clarkson cannot praise the movie highly enough.

Katie Samuel says the film massively delivers on the laughs and the emotions.

Linda Varnon particularly enjoyed the way Green Brook brought attention to an important story.

John A says the movie bears comparison with another recent crowd-pleasing hit.

Henry Peters says it'll make potential viewers laugh, cry and pause for thought.

And Chaitali Desai says she'll be spreading the word about the movie in the coming months.

If there's anyone else out there who's keen to share their thoughts on Green Book, tweet us @Cineworld and using #CineworldUnlimited.

For those of you who did see it, the bad news is Green Book won't reach Cineworld screens until 1st February 2019.


However, to make up for that, we've got a host of additional Unlimited screenings for you to see out 2018, starting with Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse in 3D on 7th December.

This is followed by powerful drug addiction drama Beautiful Boy on 11th December, which features emotional performances from Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet.

And finally, on 18th December we've got Stan & Ollie, the affectionate tribute to legendary comedy act Laurel and Hardy, starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly.

Not yet part of the Unlimited club? With 2019 beckoning, there's never been a better time to join and open up a world of possibilities, including advance screenings, restaurant discounts and more. Click here to sign up to Cineworld Unlimited.