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....
I have to say, I am very surprised this movie has not received more attention! Reading the plot simply doesn't do it justice. You have to sit down and get immersed into the story. The actors do a great job in their roles as the movie rolls on, like an adventure, where the viewer doesn't know what to expect. I should also add that it's rated PG-13 so that makes it the type of movie that can appeal to a wider family audience. More than anything, it's just very entertaining; and in my opinion, one of the best movies over the last several years. I would highly recommend this movie to others.
This story has so many quality points throughout the entire story. It is so well written that it keeps you thinking long after the movie is over about moral decisions, different viewpoints from different races, and about how choices can lead to regret or to respect. You don't see things coming which keeps things moving along and causes you to maintain attention to the details more. Great movie!
Very actual movie, in regards to current social events. Racial and sexual discriminations are tackled with somewhat softer touch. Great acting, good soundtrack. A few laughters. Very good movie overall.
Wasn't for sure what to expect watching this movie the first time, and honestly wasn't aware of the story.
This movie is based on the real life friendship between two men who came together in a peculiar way and observed society together during racial divides across the south.
I really love this film and believe if Tony and Don were still alive they would have been tickled over how well this came across.
Huge fan of Viggo M! He plays such an amazing role in the movie....funny, challenging encounters with racism in the south, and an amazing friendship jay is built on the journey between two people. A must see movie!!