Burly Bronx bouncer Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) is hired by refined African-American composer and musician Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) to chauffer him around the Jim Crow South in 1962 for an eight-week tour. The mismatched men form a friendship as Tony learns first-hand the disrespect and outright racism from white people across regional and class lines that Don must endure to perform. Directed by Peter Farrelly.
I was very surprised by this movie. I had not heard much about it when it was in the theaters and I only bought it because one of the employees at Best Buy recommended it. I'm very happy that I bought it.
This is what movie making should be like ALL the time. Good story, great acting. Very enjoyable film.
I had never heard about the travel guide that this movie is named after. Nice bit of history to learn....
Dr. Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist who's about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation.
It's an honour to see a movie like this and to be very honest this movie is hands down one of the very best that I've had pleasure to watch. I like how they first portrayed Viggo Mortensen's character as kind of a dick and but soon you get to realise that he is totally opposite of that and i was totally in love with his character. Secondly, Maharshala Ali's character is also portrayed perfectly and we are shown what he and the whole African-American community goes through even though they maybe a famous personality. Thirdly, the whole picturisation and cinematography was as crisp as the KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN they have in KENTUCKY(Who thought that was possible?) and I can't believe i am saying this again but it made me genuinely fall in love with the movie. Whole cast eventhough Tony's family is only in it for less than 15 minutes but still they were perfect. I can't see any other person who might be a better fit to the characters of Tony and Dr. Shirley. The soundtrack was great, the performance from Maharshala Ali on the Piano was fantastic! And you get the point the movie was downright perfect! Easily in my top 5 and its not even an exaggeration.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best movie of the year and worthy of Oscar it won
A great movie about brotherhood and learning to see different perspectives. I love the scene where they call the AG Kennedy from the jail. It is funny, heartbreaking, and informative at the same time. Also love the KFC scene.
Terrific movie about a time in the 1960’s when two men of different races learned something about each other and expectations. Based on a true story this is one incredible movie. Well deserved Oscar for Best Picture