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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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Searching For Sugar Man is rated PG-13:

Director: Malik Bendjelloul
Cast: Rodriguez, Steve Segerman, Dennis Coffey
Studio: 2012 Sony Pictures Classics
Website: Official site for Searching For Sugar Man.

Detailed Review

Before the day of Internet sensations and web searches, Sixto Rodriguez, the son of Mexican immigrants, dreamt of a singing career. His music style and gritty lyrics about sex,… 
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Why Is Searching For Sugar Man Rated PG-13?

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