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Searching For Sugar Man

Although virtually unheard of in the US, Sixto Rodriguez is well known in South Africa for the two songs he released unsuccessfully during the early 1970s. Now a couple of his fans from Cape Town decide to find out whatever happened to their idol. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 86
Theater Release: 27 Jul 2012
Video Release: 21 Jan 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Searching For Sugar Man Rated PG-13?

Violence: Men discuss rumors of a musical performer suicide that include the artist setting himself on fire on stage in front of his fans and him shooting himself in the head on stage. Bodies are shown lying in the streets during rioting. Other brief shots of riot violence are seen.

Sexual Content: Song lyrics discuss sex. A woman opens her shirt to have a man autograph her breast (no nudity seen).

Language: The script contains about a dozen profanities (some of which are heard in song lyrics) and a strong sexual expletive,

Alcohol / Drug Use: Brief comments and lyrics about drug references are heard. Minor characters are briefly shown holding beer bottles at a concert.

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