Genre: Biography , Comedy , Drama
Consumer Advice: Coarse language
Director: Peter Farrelly
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 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.
“Mortensen and Ali both give fabulous performances in this feel-good road-trip drama that’s part buddy comedy, part history lesson, and part social commentary on friendship and race” Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
Golden Globe Winner – Best Musical/Comedy, Best Support Actor, Best Screenplay