Peter Farrelly makes a tight turn away from his usual fare with his brother to direct this true-ish story about a friendship that develops through an Italian-American bruiser named Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) and a refined, successful, African-American pianist named Doctor Shirley (Mahershala Ali) when Tony is hired to be Shirley’s driver on a concert tour of the deep south. In the 1960s. As you might expect, trouble ensues. Ok, sure it’s not the deep-drama agonizing anti-racism film that some folks are complaining that it decidedly isn’t, more like the “racism is bad, m’kay” comedy that you can take your grandparents to, but is that a bad thing? Chris, Marco, and Aaron investigate in their review.
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