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Length: 130 mins
Director: Peter Farrelly
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershalah Ali
Dr Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is 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 neighbourhood 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 a handsomely made and watchable picture and there is a real warmth in Ali and Mortensen’s performances.” ★★★ – The Guardian
“The central humanistic message is important, necessary and correct.” ★★★★ – Empire Online
“Ali and Mortensen make a tremendously engaging odd couple” ★★★★ – Independent