The guy who directed and co-wrote this, Peter Farrelly, co-directed the likes of Dumb and Dumber with his brother, Bobby. So you might or might not be a bit skeptical about this film, but I wouldn’t be, because it’s worth it!
Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali play Tony Vallelonga and Don Shirley respectively, where an Italian-American bouncer drives and looks out for an African-American classical and jazz pianist. Truth be told there’s a lot of cultural clash in this film, not all of it pleasant to say the least. But it’s more easily swallowable than 12 Years Of Slave, if I can even say that and which is obviously worthy in its own right, but this feels more accessible yet still stings, if I’m making any sense?
So definitely check it out. This is a solid 4-star film and I won’t complain if it does well at the upcoming Oscars (at the time of this review).