In 1962, a working-class Italian-American bouncer from the Bronx (Viggo Mortensen) becomes chauffeur to a world-renowned pianist (Mahershala Ali), who happens to be black and gay. They embark on a tour of Middle America, then the Deep South; both men learn a thing or two about prejudice (including their own) and surprise themselves by becoming best friends. Peter Farrelly directed this upbeat docudrama, and like the comedies he made with his brother Bobby (Kingpin, There’s Something About Mary, et al), it’s overstated, emotionally manipulative, and disarmingly bighearted. The film hits every dramatic point you’d expect it to make: the pianist teaches the driver about culture, the driver teaches the pianist to loosen up, both characters get to tell off southern bigots, etc. Yet Farrelly and his cast deliver the cliches with such sincerity and good cheer that the film won me over anyway.