'‘Greatest Beer Run’ Brews a Mix of Factual Comedy,

Brews a Mix of Factual Comedy,

After its

big Oscar wins with “CODA,” Apple TV+ is in the race again this year and

But Apple

has several other possible contenders, including “The Greatest Beer Run Ever,” a comedy-drama from Peter

“Beer Run”

was written by Farrelly, Brian Hayes Currie and Pete Jones

It’s based

on true events in 1967-68, when John (Chickie) Donohue decides to support his friends

The comedy

comes from Chickie (an excellent Zac Efron) doing foolish things in dire circumstances; as one

The drama

comes from his slow realization that the boosterism he picked up from WWII vets doesn’

As Currie

tells Variety, “Chickie comes to represents the changing American views of the late 1960s

Russell Crowe

(also great) plays a composite character, a photo-journalist who tries to bring Donohue back to

Before writing,

the three scribes talked to “the real guys” — Currie’s description of those who saw

The scribes

incorporated a lot of those details in their script, which has the ring of truth,

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