Picture from Searching For Sugar Man
Overall B-

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.

Violence B-
Sexual Content B
Profanity D+
Substance Use B-

MPAA Rating: PG-13

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Searching For Sugar Man

How did Rodriguez lack of initial success impact his life’s direction? What does his construction coworker say about Rodriguez’s approach to the dirty work of demolition? What effect does his newfound fame have on the singer?

How might his career have unfolded differently if he were to begin his career now? How does he preserve the mystery surrounding his personal life? What effect may this film have on his future? Can celebrities protect their privacy in the age of the Internet?