Starring: Mahershala Ali, Viggo Mortensen, Linda Cardellini
Director: Peter Farrelly
In the 1960’s, a racist Italian bouncer Tony (Mortensen) takes on a job driving Dr Don Shirley, a black classical musician, on tour through the American South. While initially complete opposites, the two find their time together eye opening, and a friendship slowly develops between the two.
While the film purports to be based on a real situation and relationship, the film has been criticised by the family of Shirley for being one sided. They were not asked for their input and knowledge of the relationships and character of Don, and therefore the film is all from Tony’s perspective. The film also has been criticised as functioning as a narrative that has a white person in the saviour role of the black man. Watching this film, and knowing that it won several Oscars and nominations this year, it…
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