Searching for Sugar Man Synopsis
Two South African fans try to shed light on the fate of a failed musician from Detroit.
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Searching for Sugar Man

By sandyErivers
Late 60's Detroit...apartheid in South Africa...Johannesburg's underground music...a music industry today that is no different than 40, 30, 20 years ago....a man who disappears...not just any man - ...

SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN

By rwnyc7711
One word: TRANSFORMATIVE! Funny, that word repeatedly came to mind as I watched this incredible docu-story of an extraordinary artist: Rodriquez. This selfless, humble artist SHINES, being...

Best movie in years!

By rkolotkin
Don't miss this one. It is moving, uplifting and inspirational! A real winner....

Very interesting

By lizard in Arlington
I knew nothing about this movie before I went to see it. My mother-in-law said she had read about it in the NY Times and that it had great reviews, so my husband and I decided to go and see it in...

A MUST FOR ALL WHO LOVE MUSIC AND A PORTRAIT OF A REAL, HONEST, ADULT FAIRY TALE. UPLIFTING!!!

By Peneflix
This remarkable, magical documentary featuring a musician/composer who unbeknownst to him nurtured a revolution... Director Malik Bendjelloul discovers "Rodriguez" (album "Cold Fact") at a Cape...

You've Got to See Sugarman!

By lindademars
This documentary is amazing. Little bit mystery, little bit travelogue, little bit history...LOTS of great music and a story about how we can inspire people that we don't know about and have never...

Mystery of Sugarman Solved

By dougcolombo
This is an amazing documentary about a 70's artist that myself, America and most of the world have never heard of, but was and still is a huge hit in South Africa. Although the foundation of the...

Searching for Sugar Man

By gavinjonas
Wonderful, moving story of Rodriguez and his impact on South Africa during the 70's. Loved the movie, the story, the glimpses into an apartheid era South Africa. Highly Recommend....

unbelievably good - I was rivited from start to finish

By ukhoop24
One of the best movies I've ever seen. I got home and bought both Rodriquez albums and pre-ordered the DVD of the movie (when is it coming out?). I've since listened to the albums countless times...

A Profound Story.

By Show Me Move Me Change Me
This was the most profound and mesmerizing film we've seen in decades. We were humbled by the revelations of our connection to each other, even others we've never met, thousands of miles away and to...

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Rated PG-13 | For Some Drug References and Brief Strong Language
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Common Sense Media says Intriguing docu about missing musician; some language, pot.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS