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Searching for Sugar Man
- 1h 26m
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SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ‘70s rock icon who never was. After being discovered in a Detroit bar, Rodriguez’s sound struck 2 renowned producers and they signed a recording deal. But when the album bombed, the singer disappeared into obscurity. A bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa and over the next two decades, he became a phenomenon. The film follows the story of two South African fans who set out to find out what really happened to their hero.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: A fascinating portrait of a forgotten musical pioneer, Searching for Sugar Man is by turns informative and mysterious.
June 22, 2017
[A] moving, lyrical account ...
June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Intriguing docu about missing musician; some language, pot.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Searching for Sugar Man is an acclaimed documentary with some references to drug use and some news footage of police and protester violence during apartheid. Expect strong, but brief swearing, specifically in lyrics, including "faggot," "f--k," and "hooker."
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- Genre:Music, Documentary
- Release Date:July 27, 2012
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD